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palpitate

[′pal·pə‚tāt]
(medicine)
To flutter, or beat abnormally fast; applied especially to the rate of the heartbeat.
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On an afternoon of palpitating hearts, chewed nails, and more mood swings than a hormonal teenager, this will have to go down as a "must not lose" instead.
And, hand on palpitating heart, I'm delighted that I did for the food packed the sort of punchy flavours that revive a chap's jaded palate after the festive season.
Thus Composition for a Thin Membrane, 2012, a hanging sculpture of abaca fiber, suddenly moans in pain before falling quiet for an extended period of time, while the subdued textured sounds of Loop, 2010, make it seem as though the woven electric-wire wall piece is almost palpitating and heaving with life.
Written by the daughter of the protagonists, "Flight of Remembrance" provides a window into the palpitating heart of wartime upheaval under Hitler and the Nazi regime through the experiences of Rolf, a young Latvian aeronautical engineering student of Baltic German descent who escapes from Latvia to Germany in 1939 before the first Soviet takeover, and Lilo, the young woman he meets in 1940 Berlin.
Please don't keep the mic so close to me or everyone will hear my heart palpitating," joked Roshan.
While some will be left palpitating at the thought, sci-fi fans will be more than excited about the prospect of seeing a clip from the Doctor Who Christmas special.
As humans, our blood is red and most feelings associated to a palpitating heart - be they fury or desire - are linked to this colour.
It is not a case we are treating; it is a living, palpitating, alas, too often suffering fellow creature.
From the Visions of William Blake": In the parking lot of the Food Giant/I kneel beside my sleeping infant, his features/appropriated by nature from the visions of William Blake,/the veined eyelids nearly transparent, palpitating with residual brightness.
Her seemingly virile fingers occupy a ringed and iron gauntlet as she holds high the palpitating flag in the sky with its golden splendor of the fleur-de-lis.
Describing the measures approved in legal documents signed by former US Assistant Attorney General Jay S Bybee, he said: "One can almost imagine the fictional agent Jack Bauer, waterboard in hand, palpitating Abu Zubaydah before him, as he read it.
I'VE been locked away in my back-bedroom office, sweating over a hot computer keyboard, palpitating slightly at the sights that come up on the screen.