Palpitate is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of palpitate, followed by 42 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - shake with fast, tremulous movements
EXAMPLES - Palpitate in a Sentence
- The High Senate's funding tends to palpitate a lot. (source)
- I am right now and it's causing my heart to palpitate! (source)
- Adrian Urmand felt his heart to palpitate disagreeably. (source)
- Their angular, leafless branches palpitate with blossoms. (source)
- Why did his heart palpitate so wildly at the slightest sound? (source)
- He had no right to palpitate over the picture of an unknown beauty. (source)
- But the poor man lay beyond earthly help; he was too dead to palpitate. (source)
- Guatemalan money, and the approach of a Marquis makes him palpitate with emotion. (source)
- I just tried wakeboarding and that was enough to make my heart palpitate a little bit. (source)
- Guirgis has created characters that palpitate and suffer, characters with whom we identify. (source)
- Over the mountains to the north a soft and wondrous light began to palpitate tremulously ... (source)
- Chiefly in humanizing them, in making the gospel story "palpitate with actuality" to quote the (source)
- A finely organized sentence should throb and palpitate like the most delicate vibrations of the summer air. (source)
- Yes, I love all these things; I experience their charming confusion; I palpitate, I inhale their intoxication. (source)
- In good writing, he observed, "every sentence shall palpitate and thrill with the mere fascination of the syllables." (source)
- Gradually the cripple ceased to quiver and palpitate; gradually he pulled himself up in his chair and faced his captor. (source)
- In beholding them shall the friend of freedom feel his heart palpitate with joy; feel his eyes float in delicious tears. (source)
- It was a cold half-ass dribble from them bold black-swirl clouds, the kind that make the heart palpitate before the storm. (source)
- In reality, the clock-hand did palpitate nervously during the Bush years, and the world is a muchhappier and safer place without him. (source)
- He knows how to move you and make you palpitate from the first, simply in depicting a garden-walk, a dining-room, a piece of furniture. (source)
- The ob-gyn uses two fingers to palpitate the organs inside while pressing on the patient's abdomen from the outside, the so-called bimanual exam. (source)
- He held his breath as he saw her bosom palpitate and felt that he would give all he possessed in the world to call her his own, to be with her forever. (source)
- Mr. Obama's troops palpitate with excitement at the prospect of $1 trillion in "stimulus," though any net benefit to the economy likely will be incidental. (source)
- Every thought that was devoted to it was an extreme anguish, and every word that I spoke in allusion to it caused my lips to quiver, and my heart to palpitate. (source)
- Onward! it did not tremble and palpitate any the less on the way; and I did not conceal from myself the stoniness of the path nor the Alpine difficulties I had to encounter. (source)
- Why, just before I left the hotel, I e-mailed a young Christian lady of my acquaintance that I was coming to palpitate her clitoris the way a worker ant milks its favorite aphid. (source)
- Her eyes were ablaze with little dancing points of light; her body seemed to palpitate, the rounded delicate muscles beneath the translucent skin to run with joyful little eager waves! (source)
- You write down the name, take it home, fall in love with the piano on "Um Dia," feel your chest palpitate during "Libramor," laugh and long for the accordion flourishes on "Na Nha Rubera." (source)
- All day the dry, burning heat had quivered over the desert, like hot-air waves flickering over a bed of live coals, and now the very earth seemed to palpitate with the intensity of its fever. (source)
- Years have made me realize, surroundings, ambiance, the drone which makes the heart palpitate, the intimacy, the interplay, the friendships one makes does go to the value of where the heart resides and stays. (source)
- The thin cotton sleeve fitted the irreproachable roundness of her arm like a skin; and her very dress, stretched on her bust, seemed to palpitate like a living tissue with the strength of vitality animating her body. (source)
- Their mere proximity or approach was sufficient to cause him to recede mentally, to chill or palpitate nervously, and to lose what little natural skill he had for conversation or poised banter such as other youths possessed. (source)
- But with my body feeling like Humpy Dumpty one second before his biggest fall, I'm trying more often than not -- at least every time I feel my heart palpitate -- to turn my clunker of a car around and drive against the traffic. (source)
- Beneath his thin lids, the eyeballs, sunken into the deep cavities of his eyes, might be seen to roll and palpitate; whilst from his open and distorted mouth burst forth, even in his troubled sleep, moans, and then words of anguish. (source)
- Then his heart began to palpitate, his hair to bristle up, and his knees to totter; his thoughts teemed with presages of death and destruction; his conscience rose up in judgment against him, and he underwent a severe paroxysm of dismay and distraction. (source)
- For when a defluxion of cold phlegm takes place on the lungs and heart, the blood is chilled, and the veins, being violently chilled, palpitate in the lungs and heart, and the heart palpitates, so that from this necessity asthma and orthopnoea supervene. (source)
- Unused as I was to more than a singe glass of claret at luncheon or dinner, the generous Madeira fired all the blood in my system, making me palpitate with desire to renew those love games which I had so recently learned, and still wished to know more about. (source)
- Having dressed and adorned myself for the sacrifice, I returned to the parlor, when the rumbling of coach-wheels, the sudden letting down of steps, and then a frightfully discordant ring of the doorbell, sent the blood from my cheeks and made my heart palpitate like a trip-hammer. (source)
- Nell was glad indeed when the trip was ended, for the noisy rugged fellows on the boat were rough enough to make her heart palpitate for fear, but though they quarrelled among themselves, they were civil enough to their two passengers; and at length the boat floated into its destination. (source)
- The vertical fall of fringes, the curve of trimmings had made way for the inflexion of a body which made silk palpitate as a siren stirs the waves, gave to cambric a human expression now that it had been liberated, like a creature that had taken shape and drawn breath, from the long chaos and nebulous envelopment of fashions at length dethroned. (source)
- For he liked nothing better than doing kindnesses, making the hearts of old ladies palpitate with the joy of being thought of in their age, their affliction, thinking themselves quite forgotten, yet here was dear Hugh driving up and spending an hour talking of the past, remembering trifles, praising the home-made cake, though Hugh might eat cake with a (source)
- Full of this idea, and instigated by the demon of desire, Mr. Thomas crept softly upstairs, and lifting the latch of the closet door, his heart began to palpitate with joyous expectation; but before he could breathe the gentle effusions of his love, the supposed damsel started up and seizing him by the collar with a Herculean gripe, uttered, in the voice of Crabshaw, (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 42 example sentences provided below is 53.0, which suggests that "palpitate" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 11 synonyms for palpitate.
flutter, pitpat, pitter-patter, pound, pulsate, pulse, quiver, shiver, throb, tremble, vibrate
We have 2 antonyms for palpitate.
be still, steady
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of palpitate from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-intransitive) To move with a slight tremulous motion; tremble, shake, or quiver.
- (verb-intransitive) To beat with excessive rapidity; throb.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (verb) to throb, beat strongly
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb-intransitive) To beat rapidly and more strongly than usual; to throb; to bound with emotion or exertion; to pulsate violently; to flutter; -- said specifically of the heart when its action is abnormal, as from excitement.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To beat or pulsate rapidly; throb; flutter or move with slight throbs (said specifically of the heart when it is characterized by an abnormal or excited movement); tremble; quiver.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) shake with fast, tremulous movements
- (verb) cause to throb or beat rapidly
- (verb) beat rapidly