Usage examples for palpitation

  1. The palpitation of my heart choked me; I dared not stir, I dared not speak; the slightest movement or the slightest sound might cause her to start away. – Aylwin by Theodore Watts-Dunton
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. The sight of these letters caused me such a palpitation of the heart that I was compelled to sit down: it was a most evident sign of my defeat. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  5. 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
  6. But you mean palpitation – Sweet Cicely Or Josiah Allen as a Politician by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
  7. " It is a delightful and meritorious thing to be pious, no doubt," I said to myself, " but it has not improved the manner of my dear Bessie: on the contrary, I should say it has entirely shaken her nerves, and given her palpitation of the heart." – Not Pretty, But Precious by John Hay, et al.
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Sometimes it was a palpitation sometimes a flutter; sometimes it was a sort of gasp or gurgle. – Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman by Thomas Hardy
  11. " This aria is so deeply affecting," sighs the Englishwoman; " it always gives me palpitation of the heart." – Erlach Court by Ossip Schubin
  12. 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
  13. When Tabea was admitted to the cell, and stood before the revered Friedsam, she felt an unexpected palpitation – Duffels by Edward Eggleston
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Palpitation of the heart is scarcely more than a solicitous noting of the fact that the heart is beating. – Health Through Will Power by James J. Walsh
  18. " You have the right to ask me that degrading question," he said, in a voice weakened by the violent palpitation of his heart. – Modeste Mignon by Honore de Balzac
  19. 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