Usage examples for palpitation

  1. But you mean palpitation. – Sweet Cicely Or Josiah Allen as a Politician by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
  2. Raising her umbrella, Virginia picked her way carefully over the icy streets, and Miss Priscilla, who was looking in search of diversion out of her front window, had a sudden palpitation of the heart because it seemed to her for a minute that " Lucy Pendleton had returned to life." – Virginia by Ellen Glasgow
  3. There was not much in those few black letters, but many a visitor had gone up the carefully- whitened steps, gazed at them, stepped down again with a curious palpitation of the heart, and walked right round the Circus two or three times to gain composure enough before once more ascending the steps and knocking at the door. – A Double Knot by George Manville Fenn
  4. I explained, with a fluency born of night- long pondering over a falsehood, that I had been attacked with sudden palpitation of the heart- the result of indigestion. – The Phantom 'Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories by Rudyard Kipling
  5. When Tabea was admitted to the cell, and stood before the revered Friedsam, she felt an unexpected palpitation. – Duffels by Edward Eggleston
  6. A violent palpitation oppressed me; unable to walk for difficulty of breathing, I sank under one of the trees of the avenue, and passed half an hour there in such a condition of excitement, that when I arose I saw that the front of my waistcoat was all wet with my tears, though I was wholly unconscious of shedding them. – Rousseau Volumes I. and II. by John Morley
  7. And here am I without a bonnet, defying St. Paul's command, and getting a fresh attack of rheumatism, and perhaps palpitation of the heart, by my haste and exposure! – The Carved Cupboard by Amy Le Feuvre
  8. Out there among the shadows she heard the murmurs of a whispered consultation, and despite a palpitation of fear she bravely held the picture. – When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry by Charles Neville Buck
  9. Here she gave an angry glance at Rosa, who had drawn near to listen, having always in her vain little heart a certain palpitation at Mr Wentworth's name. – The Perpetual Curate by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  10. I seemed to see a man's heart beating in his bosom in growing agonies, until, with one last immense palpitation, it burst, and life was gone. – Mrs. Falchion, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
  11. She was much as usual until the warm weather came, and then one evening she complained of palpitation and faintness, and the next day she seemed very weak, and so it has gone on. – Our Bessie by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  12. Of Condorcet's 'Eloge of Haller, ' he said: " I never rise from the account of such men without a sort of thrilling palpitation about me, which I know not whether I should call admiration, ambition, or despair." – Self Help by Samuel Smiles