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Sentence count:13Posted:2017-02-17Updated:2017-02-17
Similar words:  in the air ,  at the age of ,  at that time ,  at that ,  beat ,  at the end of ,  upbeat ,  beaten . 

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1. To argue with him is like beating the air.
2. The sea gull was beating the air with its wings.
3. They are beating the air.
4. Dark mosquito shadows across the hilltops, rotor blades beating the air, stirring the ground, pressing down.
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5. He could hear the wings cracking, like whips beating the air.
6. And the gander opened his strong wings and beat the air with them to show his power.
7. His speech merely beat the air as his argument was not convincing at all.
8. Birds fly very easily. They beat the air with their wings and climb up through the air. Then they spread their wings and float on the air.
9. He raised his forefinger and beat the air oldly before his voice spoke.
10. All you are doing is to beat the air . Try to be more practical.
11. Helicopters don’t fly. They beat the air into submission.
12. My sister is very pigheaded, if you want to change her mind is ultimately like beat the air.
13. large calm lakes there too, in which white swans were swimming, and beat the air with their wings.
More similar words:  in the air ,  at the age of ,  at that time ,  at that ,  beat ,  at the end of ,  upbeat ,  beaten ,  beat up ,  at the cost of ,  at this stage ,  at the time of ,  at the moment ,  heat ,  beat down ,  at this moment ,  at the mercy of ,  beat about ,  browbeat ,  cheat ,  wheat ,  at the same time ,  beatitude ,  theatre ,  theater ,  at the beginning ,  at the thought of ,  at the expense of ,  unbeatable ,  at the drop of a hat . 

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beat the air

beat the air

To keep doing something despite its apparent pointlessness or futility. There’s no way he’ll get his progressive agenda through—he’s just beating the air.
See also: air , beat

beat the air

Also, beat the wind. Continue to make futile attempts, fight to no purpose. For example, The candidates for office were so much alike that we thought our vote amounted to beating the air . These phrases call up a vivid image of someone flailing away at nothing. [Late 1300s]
See also: air , beat

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And there were large calm lakes there too, in which white swans were swimming, and beat the air with their wings.

As carrier- pigeons, on being first let loose in a strange place, beat the air at random for a short time before darting off towards the spot for which they are designed, so did the Marchioness flutter round and round until she believed herself in safety, and then bear swiftly down upon the port for which she was bound.

In the streets of London where beauty goes unregarded, eccentricity must pay the penalty, and it is better not to be very tall, to wear a long blue cloak, or to beat the air with your left hand.

Put Napoleon in an island prison, let his faculties find no men to act on, no Alps to climb, no stake to play for, and he would beat the air, and appear stupid.

Their wings were a muted staccato as they beat the air, and a keen shearing whisper when they turned.

Gently fold in the cooled butter and then the flour and salt, going as smoothly and quickly as possible, so as not to beat the air from the sponge.

But I wouldn’t have changed it for the world, because nothing could beat the air of anticipation, the sight of the players sidestepping onto the field in their crisp ironed white shorts.

In Group B, Adam and the Higher Education teams shared the points after their goalless draw, while Ammroc beat the Air Forces 2-1.

Another problem with wind energy is drag, the resistance felt by the turbine blades as they beat the air.

It lets out a long ‘kraaaaaak’ as its enormous wings beat the air and soon it’s out of sight.

DJ Chris Moyles, above, was due to beat the air chaos and return to the airwaves today by hosting his show from New York.

80 Million” (2009, 3’41”), a performance video spoof by Eslam Zeen El Abedeen and Mohamed Zayan, finds the two artists facing one another, each with a foot raised to rest on the seat of a straight-backed chair, while their hands furiously beat the air in time to the durbakeh-riq duet ringing out in the soundtrack.

As they flew over the causeway road, they honked and beat the air frantically as they struggled to gain altitude.

They beat the air with their wings and raised a ruckus with their cries as they relocated to an area of shoreline a short distance away.

Storming across the intersection, the man beat the air with his fists and shouted into the sky.

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