from The Century Dictionary.

  • In or into a throbbing or palpitating state or manner; throbbing.


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  • The prosecutor Robert Crowe, a man athrob with political ambition, called for blood.

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  • She asked to see the rest, which I sent immediately, my little heart athrob.

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  • All athrob in harmony with the vibrating string, I would have sacrificed my dull life in the past, and all my life to come, erased with the india-rubber of habit, for one of these special, unique moments.

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  • No doubt the glowing septet differed singularly from the candid sonata; the timid question to which the little phrase replied, from the breathless supplication to find the fulfilment of the strange promise that had resounded, so harsh, so supernatural, so brief, setting athrob the still inert crimson of the morning sky, above the sea.

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  • The silence which settled down at the completion of these words had a weight which made that of the previous moment seem light and all athrob with sound.

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  • Her pulse athrob but her senses and judgment preternaturally sharp, she gauged its dimensions as five hundred by three hundred meters.

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  • Darkington freed himself, stiffly, his flesh athrob, and helped Frederika rise.


  • He sprawled across it, gasping the oven-hot air into his mouth, aware of undergarments, sodden with sweat and muscles, athrob with bruises, dimly aware that he had better arise.

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  • The man who would win in these strenuous days must tend to his knitting in forty-five ways, be eager and hustling, with vim all athrob, his mind not afield, but intent on his job.

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  • His heart was athrob with curious emotions, when he heard the

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