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  • Owner of violently palpitating motor car
    Owner of violently palpitating motor car
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj palpitant having a slight and rapid trembling motion "palpitant movements rather than violent eruptions","my palpitating heart"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Palpitant Palpitating; throbbing; trembling.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • palpitant Palpitating; pulsating or throbbing visibly; quivering.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Palpitant (arch.) palpitating
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. palpitans, p. pr
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. palpitāre, -ātum, freq. of palpāre. Cf. Palpable.


In literature:

She sang her sorrow in a rhythm which rose and fell continually, like the palpitation of a heart.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol. 2" by Charles Dudley Warner
Madame had terrible palpitations of the heart.
"Memoirs And Historical Chronicles Of The Courts Of Europe" by Various
Hardly had his headless body ceased to palpitate, when it was flung into a hole at the rere of the Royal Barracks.
"Speeches from the Dock, Part I" by Various
That troublesome heart of hers had begun to play her strange tricks of late with palpitation and irregularity.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 17, No. 97, January, 1876" by Various
The soul was there, palpitant, awake.
"Out of the Ashes" by Ethel Watts Mumford
I had not ridden far when I was seized with palpitation of the heart.
"Fifteen Years in Hell" by Luther Benson
He is liable also to palpitations.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
She palpitated from head to foot like a captured bird.
"The Tidal Wave and Other Stories" by Ethel May Dell
For a few palpitating moments she leaned against the wall feeling physically sick.
"The Lamp in the Desert" by Ethel M. Dell
At length she saw Curtis release the palpitating Beelzebub, and turn towards the house.
"Rosa Mundi and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
Mrs. De Peyster's heart palpitated wildly for a block.
"No. 13 Washington Square" by Leroy Scott
He came away from that dinner, that embarrassing, palpitating encounter, with a slender sheaf of verses in his pocket.
"The Divine Fire" by May Sinclair
Young, luxurious summer palpitated through the dusk, fanning the ardor in her heart.
"Max" by Katherine Cecil Thurston
Heat palpitated in the narrow draw.
"Partners of Chance" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
He wearies of stuprating palpitant flesh and becomes a lover of the dead.
"Là-bas" by J. K. Huysmans
And when nothing else moves in all the land round about, I palpitate and loudly sound my little drum.
"Books and Habits from the Lectures of Lafcadio Hearn" by Lafcadio Hearn
A palpitant moment we gazed, Boogles and I.
"Somewhere in Red Gap" by Harry Leon Wilson
She came, palpitating with joyous vitality, towards the area gate with the innocent mien of a passer-by.
"The Lion's Share" by E. Arnold Bennett
I was nothing after all but a palpitating boy, venturing because he must venture.
"Lazarre" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
Sophia actually surrenders without a proper sense of decorum; the fond, foolish, palpitating little creature.
"English Literature, Considered as an Interpreter of English History" by Henry Coppee

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
Palms that like a bird's throbb'd bosom
Palpitate with eagerness,
Lips, the bridals of the roses,
Dewy sweet from the caress!
"Daphne" by George Meredith
With heart and with voice
Let us welcome this mating;
To the maid of his choice,
With a heart palpitating,
Comes Alexis, the brave!.
"The Sorcerer: Act I" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Sweet hearts around us throb and beat,
Sweet helping hands are stirred,
And palpitates the veil between
With breathings almost heard.
"The Other World" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Dash with fire the flakes of Morn.
Drowse sultry dim the palpitating Noon.
What lucid beauty tips her virgin horn;
Touch sweet of hope yon crescent Moon!
"The Young Physician" by Thomas Aird
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.