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  • n. Plural form of throbbing.

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Examples

  • I prefer scenes with extended foreplay and think the idea of 'heavings' and 'throbbings' is best left to individual imagination.

    Let's Do It Like They Do On The Discovery Channel

  • Soon, oh, very soon, will death extinguish these throbbings, and relieve me from the mighty weight of anguish that bears me to the dust; and, in executing the award of justice, I shall also sink to rest.

    Chapter 4

  • Sharon made no reply as she patiently waited for the fresh throbbings within him to dull.

    Western Man

  • Soon, oh! very soon, will death extinguish these throbbings, and relieve me from the mighty weight of anguish that bears me to the dust; and, in executing the award of justice, I shall also sink to rest.

    Chapter 21

  • To know you far away when your hand upon my heart would have stilled its throbbings; to feel that YOU were not here to give me that look so precious to me, to rejoice in our new hopes; that I was not with you to soften your sorrows by those caresses which made your Natalie so dear to you!

    A Marriage Contract

  • In the pure and monotonous life of young girls there comes a delicious hour when the sun sheds its rays into their soul, when the flowers express their thoughts, when the throbbings of the heart send upward to the brain their fertilizing warmth and melt all thoughts into a vague desire, — day of innocent melancholy and of dulcet joys!

    Eug�nie Grandet

  • As they came down they became audible as a complex of shootings and vast creakings and groanings and beatings and throbbings and shouts and shots.

    The War in the Air

  • They are really the first throbbings of life, the harbingers of day; and it pleases you as much to hear them as it must please a shipwrecked seaman once again to grasp a hand of flesh and blood after years of miserable solitude.

    Lay Morals

  • Even the small throbbings here and there seemed pleasant, a sense of healing being quietly accomplished.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • It seemed as though something of those throbbings of delight which are common to most of us when we are young, had come to him for the first time in his old age.

    John Caldigate

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