One of the Sentences I Can’t Understand Fully

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Nov 13, 2010 18:36
There are English sentences I can’t fully understand, even though I look up all the words I don’t know in the dictionary.
I encountered those sentences while reading a mystery book today.
I’d like to ask you about them one by one.

First things first, I’ll explain about the situation of the sentence briefly.
A man captured a married couple and he lashed the husband up badly.
The wife didn’t know if her husband was still alive.
So, she was going to ask the captor about him.
I’ll quote sentences from the book from here.

“What did you do to him?” she asked.
She tensed, awaiting the blow. She almost didn’t care.
She was beyond that.
But the man did not lash out. He did not stay silent either.

The sentence I can’t fully understand is that “She was beyond that.”
The word “beyond” is difficult for me to grab the meaning and translate into Japanese in some cases.
The simpler the sentence is, the more I’m not sure of the meaning.
I infer the sentence has something to do with “outside a limit”.

It would be great if you would explain it to me.

I’ll ask you about the other sentences I can’t understand on the other entry.

Thanks in advance.