heart-pounding love

Definitions

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  • adj. Causing the heart to pound; dramatically exciting or shocking.

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Examples

  • Watched by the entire world, the scrappy team grabbed a last-minute win in a heart-pounding game, and then went on to win the first U.S. gold medal in hockey by defeating the Czech team, with the support (and advice from the coach!) of the defeated Russians, who famously — during the height of the Cold War — claimed they liked the spunk and determination of the Americans.

    A Winter’s Tale

  • So, I went through my personal record collection and found four completely different cuts of that song, one was all the way from the late '30s when the song had a sort of "Begin The Beguine" beat, all the way to this incredible heart-pounding double brass section that Frank also did in the late '50s or early '60s.

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  • "The Great Escape is a fast-paced series with all the heart-pounding excitement and nail-biting suspense of a summer popcorn movie," Michael Wright, executive vice president of TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies, said in a statement.

    TNT Green-Lights Reality Competition Series The Great Escape

  • As the final heart-pounding installment begins, New World is on the brink of conflagration as a Spackle army prepares to march on the uneasy alliance of President Prentiss's army and the predominately female troops mustered by the rebel leader Mistress Coyle.

    Tales for Teens (and Others)

  • One of the most celebrated films in history, this classic takes its time, but once the tension starts building, it doesn't stop until the heart-pounding conclusion is upon you.

    John Farr: 10 Classic Movies That Turn Up the Heat for Summer

  • Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy are icons that will always be relevant in some way, and their love/hate story is a heart-pounding and often hilarious read.

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  • His movies whoosh viewers on a breathtaking, heart-pounding journey around a scientifically accurate 3D solar system and across the Milky Way, passing uncountable numbers of stars and galaxies to the edge of time.

    Alison Craiglow Hockenberry: Angry Birds! Roller Coasters! Harry Potter! Thank You, STEM

  • "Missing Carnival" is a lament for lost worlds, for everything we fail at, even though its final image is an attempt to return to a heart-pounding, celebratory joy:

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  • Whether you opt for a seriously heart-pounding hot yoga class or a gentle stretching session in the privacy of your home, the health benefits range from better sleep at night to improved concentration at work.

    Linda Novick O'Keefe: Grace

  • The afternoon's offerings included several jobs-related "breakout sessions," with noble if not necessarily heart-pounding titles such as "Financing Inclusive Jobs" and "Transformative Tools for a Skilled Workforce."

    Brush With Greatness

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