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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of palpitate.

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Examples

  • Maurice also read twice, before handing it back, this letter whose every word palpitated with sublime passion.

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  • His ceramic heart palpitated, felt as though it would thump out of the hard wall of his painted chest.

    Gnome

  • My heart palpitated in the sickness of fear; and I hurried on with irregular steps, not daring to look about me: —

    Chapter 5

  • As I palpitated to the situation, princess and sea-cuny and love not a little that threatened big, I racked my cuny's brains for wit to carry the thing off with manhood credit.

    Chapter 15

  • My heart palpitated in the sickness of fear; and I hurried on with irregular steps, not daring to look about me:

    Chapter 4

  • "The more you gyrated, the more I palpitated." — Dancing judge Len Goodman, admiring Kendra's samba atop the judges' table. ...

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  • After Margaret had told me to be hard I watched Tom Spink with an eagle eye, and he must have sensed my attitude, for he carefully forebore from overstepping, while all the time he palpitated just on the edge of overstepping.

    CHAPTER XLV

  • In a 1797 letter to George Washington, Claiborne described when he was born this way: “when every American Breast palpitated for freedom.”

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  • Last year, when Murdoch fils felt the BBC's collar, Langham Place palpitated quite a bit.

    Rupert Murdoch does need watching. But he's hardly the Emperor Ming

  • I palpitated while she stood, watching me and thinking, and then she came up within a yard of me, and spoke, in a flat hard voice.

    Fiancée

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