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  • It takes only a second or two for some eight hundred students to lock onto the backbeat, and the gymnasium starts to thump with a jaunty enthusiasm.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • "Did they! did they!" shouted Edwards, bursting into a convulsive laugh; "so the old hero beat them back beat them back! did he?"
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • The backbeat from the music of the sex club across the street thrummed busily in the air, punctuated by the occasional howl from the celebrants.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • The snare drum played the backbeat.
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