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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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There were also four sculptures of steel planks and one cubic bronze that must have started with palpitated clay.
her bright light limbs palpitated and shrank And rose and fluctuated as flowers in rain That bends them and they tremble and rise again And heave and straighten and quiver all through with bliss And turn afresh their mouths up for a kiss, Amorous, athirst of that sweet influent love.
The outrageously sculpted and brutishly powerful sports car turned heads, palpitated hearts and became the icon of the brand.