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    #1

    look for a beat

    Eva Nine, Mother Robot”—Rovender stood up
    between the two—“let us put this decision aside
    and proceed to this adjoining Sanctuary. Hopefully,
    there we shall find shelter for the night and
    refuge from Besteel.” He set off, his many belongings
    tinkling together on his rucksack as he went.
    Muthr looked at Eva for a beat, her eyelids clicking
    loudly. She wheeled behind Rovender, dropping
    her severed forearm. Eva followed, trudging slowly
    as the three journeyed down the dark corridor.

    What is the meaning of "look for a beat" here?

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    #2

    Re: look for a beat

    Quote Originally Posted by ovvpapatya View Post
    Eva Nine, Mother Robot”—Rovender stood up
    between the two—“let us put this decision aside
    and proceed to this adjoining Sanctuary. Hopefully,
    there we shall find shelter for the night and
    refuge from Besteel.” He set off, his many belongings
    tinkling together on his rucksack as he went.
    Muthr looked at Eva for a beat, her eyelids clicking
    loudly. She wheeled behind Rovender, dropping
    her severed forearm. Eva followed, trudging slowly
    as the three journeyed down the dark corridor.

    What is the meaning of "look for a beat" here?
    It means "for a moment".

    Beat is regular sound in a pattern -- such as heartbeat or music beat (that you tap your foot to).

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    Re: look for a beat

    Quote Originally Posted by ovvpapatya View Post
    Eva Nine, Mother Robot”—Rovender stood up
    between the two—“let us put this decision aside
    and proceed to this adjoining Sanctuary. Hopefully,
    there we shall find shelter for the night and
    refuge from Besteel.” He set off, his many belongings
    tinkling together on his rucksack as he went.
    Muthr looked at Eva for a beat, her eyelids clicking
    loudly. She wheeled behind Rovender, dropping
    her severed forearm. Eva followed, trudging slowly
    as the three journeyed down the dark corridor.

    What is the meaning of "look for a beat" here?
    To look for as long as a heartbeat.

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    Re: look for a beat

    thanks...

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    #5

    Re: look for a beat

    There's a related idiom that some students may find worth noting. If you are very willing to do something (not just willing, but keen) you would 'do it in a heartbeat'.

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