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Word: throb

Definition: (of a heart or machine) beat rapidly or violently; N. Ex. hearthrob: heartbeat; sweetheart


Sentences Containing 'throb'

Monte Cristo pressed on that pure beautiful forehead a kiss which made two hearts throb at once, the one violently, the other heavily.
The count felt his heart dilate and throb; he opened his arms, and Haidee, uttering a cry, sprang into them.
The air was full of the throb and hum of machinery pumping air down the shaft.
I lay down on the edge, for the throb of the great pump below made me giddy.
'For some way I heard nothing but the crackling twigs under my feet, the faint rustle of the breeze above, and my own breathing and the throb of the blood-vessels in my ears.
For as the swift monster drags you deeper and deeper into the frantic shoal, you bid adieu to circumspect life and only exist in a delirious throb.
Thinking is, or ought to be, a coolness and a calmness; and our poor hearts throb, and our poor brains beat too much for that.

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