being beaten

be·ing beat·en

rhabdophobia.
References in classic literature ?
White Fang knew why he was being beaten. When Grey Beaver tied the thong around his neck, and passed the end of the thong into Beauty Smith's keeping, White Fang knew that it was his god's will for him to go with Beauty Smith.
The little creature looked at me under the street lamp with such a forlorn experience of being beaten for trifling offenses in his face, that it was impossible to resist the impulse to help him.
"He will third because he will not be able to stand the thought of being beaten by a rookie, but he is going to have to watch out.