• WordNet 3.6
    • adj throbbing pounding or beating strongly or violently "a throbbing pain","the throbbing engine of the boat"
    • n throbbing a sound with a strong rhythmic beat "the throbbing of the engines"
    • n throbbing an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart) "he felt a throbbing in his head"
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  • Oscar Wilde
    “We who live in prison, and in whose lives there is no event but sorrow, have to measure time by throbs of pain, and the record of bitter moments.”


In literature:

All morning long he fought against a dull, throbbing headache.
"Under Handicap" by Jackson Gregory
My head was racking and throbbing like a hammer.
"Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons" by Henry Charles Mahoney
I have too slight acquaintance with the history of the passions to truly explain the emotion which now throbbed in my veins.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
Slowly, throb by throb, my heart came back into regularity of beat, and my brain into command.
"My Lady of Doubt" by Randall Parrish
He felt a throb of intense, overwhelming pride.
"The Sun Of Quebec" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The engine pulsed, there was a quick throb of energy, and off they sped.
"Flood Tide" by Sara Ware Bassett
The wildest rumors flew from parched tongue to throbbing ear.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
The summer throbbed and glowed in St. Ange.
"Joyce of the North Woods" by Harriet T. Comstock
There was Apollo, throbbing with joy of life in front of the hotel door, at nine o'clock of a perfect English morning.
"Set in Silver" by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
His forearm throbbed with an indescribable, pulling pain.
"Tom Slade Motorcycle Dispatch Bearer" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh

In poetry:

Under the still sky's violet
The heat throbs on the air….
The white road's dusty radiance
Assumes a dark glare.
"The Day's March" by Robert Nichols
Under the still sky's violet
The heat throbs in the air…
The white road's dusty radiance,
Assumes a dark glare.
"The Approach" by Robert Nichols
In the Capitol is mourning,
Mourning and woe this day,
For a nation's heart is throbbing--
A great man has passed away
"Death Of President Lincoln" by Nora Pembroke
When immortal beauty opened
All its grace to mortal sight,
And the awe of worship blended
With the throbbing of delight.
"The Buried Flower" by William Edmondstoune Aytoun
These mortal hills, this flickering sea,
This shadowy and thoughtful night,
Throb with infinity,
Burn with immortal light.
"Stars" by John Freeman
But in your own you mutely took
My hand, and for a space
You wrung it till I throbbed and shook,
And woke with wildest moan
"Haunted" by Mathilde Blind

In news:

Fire in the Night, Music in Bone-Deep Bassnote Throbs.
The secretive rituals of communism seem so old-fashioned, so far removed from the reality of people's everyday lives here, both from the dynamic, throbbing parts of the economy to the countryside, where people feel they're being left behind.
The year 2012 has been a challenging one for the Throttle Throbs Car Club.
Formed in New York City, they created grim, ominous throb that suggested industrial music at its most minimalist and fatigued, the entire structure on the verge of inward collapse.
'Hangover' hunk Bradley Cooper throbs hearts at Mill Valley Film Fest.
Bradley Cooper, People Magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" in 2011, set some hearts throbbing Thursday on the opening night of the 35th anniversary Mill Valley Film Festival.
Mothers, do you know whose music makes your children's hearts throb.
Barely two weeks ago, the drumbeat of war against Iran pounded like a throbbing headache.
The last time Tony Romo was a quarterback inside Cowboys Stadium, his left arm was in a sling and throbbing with pain because of a broken collarbone.
Post-punk rapper from Memphis makes Ian Curtis suicide jokes, shouts out Throbbing Gristle, falls in love.
Last night, 80's heart throb and pop sensation Rick Springfield performed to a huge crowd at this year's Central Washington State Fair.
My right knee is throbbing, my shins are swollen and both feet are sore.
You wake up, head throbbing, to the aroma of stale liquor and latex.
The throbbing beat from the upright … Continue reading.
The clubs are hopping, music throbbing and the velvet ropes define the line between cool and uncool, who gets in and who stays out.