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  • H.L. Mencken called Carl Sandburg “indubitably an American in every pulse-beat.”

    carl sandburg | father to son « poetry dispatch & other notes from the underground

  • The light brush of his mouth against each sensitive pulse-beat, the curve of her breast and the sensual pull of his tongue as it laved its peak.

    Purchased By The Billionaire

  • Watched the pulse-beat at the base of her throat quicken.

    Did You Say Twins

  • Only the pulse-beat above the right eye betrayed the bitterness he was struggling to control.

    The Lighthouse

  • Through this, he filled the hollow chambers with molten wax and then measured from the resultant cast the volume of the heart-beat and the minute-volume of the heart, which he calculated from the pulse-beat.

    Werner Forssmann - Nobel Lecture

  • The midget lapsed into torpor, swaying a little with each pulse-beat.

    The Space Merchants

  • Our nearest and dearest friend, sitting so near that we can hear his every breath, can see if his blood runs by a single pulse-beat faster to his cheek, may yet be thinking thoughts which, if we could read them, would break our hearts.

    Hetty's Strange History

  • England and America alike have felt the pulse-beat of the reformers, ready and longing for a change that will be radical and honest in its workings.

    Lippincott's Magazine, November 1885

  • And that light is the inherent radiance of His person and face, and that the universal passion of love is the throbbing pulse-beat of His own great heart.

    Quiet Talks on Power

  • "'Tis the heart of the world," broke in Jeffreys, "and no man can say he knoweth life until he hath felt the pulse-beat of the great city."

    Sea-Dogs All! A Tale of Forest and Sea

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