palpitate

Definitions

  • Owner of violently palpitating motor car
    Owner of violently palpitating motor car
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v palpitate beat rapidly "His heart palpitated"
    • v palpitate shake with fast, tremulous movements "His nostrils palpitated"
    • v palpitate cause to throb or beat rapidly "Her violent feelings palpitated the young woman's heart"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Palpitate To beat rapidly and more strongly than usual; to throb; to bound with emotion or exertion; to pulsate violently; to flutter; -- said specifically of the heart when its action is abnormal, as from excitement.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • palpitate To beat or pulsate rapidly; throb; flutter or move with slight throbs (said specifically of the heart when it is characterized by an abnormal or excited movement); tremble; quiver.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Palpitate pal′pi-tāt to move often and quickly: to beat rapidly: to throb: to pulsate
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. palpitare, palpitatum, v. intens. fr. pappare,. See Palpable
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. palpitāre, -ātum, freq. of palpāre. Cf. Palpable.

Usage

In literature:

In the midst of his palpitating 'There, there, my lady!
"The Castle Inn" by Stanley John Weyman
Its sweet warbling is only the metrical palpitation of its life of joy.
"A Walk from London to John O'Groat's" by Elihu Burritt
She was nude and her flesh palpitated beneath the caresses of the sun.
"Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D." by Clara Erskine Clement
It seemed to the little group of friends as if the whole city palpitated with the fact.
"The Precipice" by Elia Wilkinson Peattie
Ten long palpitating seconds and no sound!
"Tales of lonely trails" by Zane Grey
Here at all events had once palpitated a civilization which was now a ghost.
"Overland" by John William De Forest
Nothing palpitated in his verses, which lacked depth and which, most often, contained no idea.
"Against The Grain" by Joris-Karl Huysmans
Now they live and palpitate.
"Friday, the Thirteenth" by Thomas W. Lawson
They both sat silent, palpitating with rage, and when they got there he followed her into the lift and up to the sitting-room.
"The Reason Why" by Elinor Glyn
In this wail is manifested vaguely all that the vast dark palpitation endures, suffers, accepts, rejects.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
Through the endless succession of his pages the enormous panorama unrolls itself, magnificent, palpitating, alive.
"Landmarks in French Literature" by G. Lytton Strachey
You've been an' gived me palpitations with your noise.
"Children of the Mist" by Eden Phillpotts
In our quest for exemplars we shall find the pages of history palpitating with life.
"The Reconstructed School" by Francis B. Pearson
Do you feel any sort of palpitations?
"Life and Gabriella" by Ellen Glasgow
No one ever hurried here; no one ever had palpitation of the heart over business.
"The Goose Girl" by Harold MacGrath
Nature is not more alive, but her life thrills and palpitates in subtler relation with the life of man.
"Robert Browning" by C. H. Herford
Taken too strong, palpitation of the heart, vertigo, and fainting are the usual consequences.
"The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking" by Helen Campbell
Again she snuggled in close to me, her flesh like a warm, palpitating cushion.
"Tramping on Life" by Harry Kemp
It often causes palpitation of the heart.
"Object Lessons on the Human Body" by Sarah F. Buckelew and Margaret W. Lewis
Old Maggie, working the creaking bandage machine, was palpitating with excitement.
"Love Stories" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
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In poetry:

Glad is thy song
Thou joy o' th' morn,
Thou palpitant throat
In the heart o' th' thorn!
"O Singer in Brown" by Dame Mary Gilmore DBE
Or if for tea and toast you yearned,
What joy to find upon it
The chambermaid had coyly laid
A palpitating sonnet.
"Facility" by Robert W Service
Sudden at her feet a lover
Palpitating knelt and wooed;
Seemed a very gift from heaven
To the starved of common food.
"A Preaching From A Spanish Ballad" by George Meredith
The night-bird wails below;
The stars creep out above;
And the roses soon in the sultry moon
Shall palpitate with love.
"The Mirror" by Madison Julius Cawein
Last year I sat within my room,
And heard the cricket in the gloom
Chirp out his palpitating lay,
As if he were on holiday.
"The Cricket's Silence" by Alexander Anderson
I find an old deserted nest,
Half-hidden in the underbrush:
A withered leaf, in phantom jest,
Has nestled in it like a thrush
With weary, palpitating breast.
"An Empty Nest" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

In July, 2011, a 32-year-old man presented with thoracic pain radiating to the left arm and upper dorsum, shortness of breath, and palpitations.
"Argo" Review: 'Fists Will Be Clenched Hearts Will Palpitate'.
'Baywatch' star Gena Lee Nolin debilitated by weight gain, hair loss, heart palpitations.
Some Palpitations for a Medical-Device Stock.
Bruce Wasserstein, perhaps the most gifted deal maker in recent Wall Street history, died Wednesday after being hospitalized for heart palpitations earlier in the week.
A 37-year-old woman with established personal and family history of Marfan's syndrome and a several month history of severe headaches, chest pains, and palpitations presented with acute onset of severe chest pain radiating to her back.
Hot flashes, heart palpitations and brain fog can make daily life challenging.
The South African Rugby Union says Mtawarira, who left the Springboks ' tour to Europe after a recurrence of heart palpitations, underwent the "minor" procedure on Wednesday.
" Argo " Review: 'Fists Will Be Clenched…Hearts Will Palpitate.
This is what gets the Beatlemaniac's heart palpitating.
Answers to questions about balance, palpitations and protein C deficiency .
(WTVR)—Two hand grenades popped up on the X-ray screen Wednesday, at Richmond International Airport, likely giving the TSA officer a heart palpitation.
"Argo" Review: 'Fists Will Be Clenched… Hearts Will Palpitate.
INTERVIEWS Jack White Palpitates Through Feverish 'I'm Shakin on 'Conan'.
Last fall, my heart started to jump around, and I took it that I had palpitations, although I wasn't sure what palpitations were.
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