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Word: throb

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


Sentences Containing 'throb'

"What’s amazing is our ability to ignore the lesson that 'Barbara Allen' has to teach," writes Marsh, "which is the peril of denying the complicated mysteries that throb within our hardened hearts and the equal peril of horsing around instead of acknowledging our love for one another.
'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.
Alluding to previous singles such as "Throb" and "Together Again", Jam said "There's some house stuff, which there always is her albums", adding "There is going to be some more guitar-flavored things" [...]
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.
I lay down on the edge, for the throb of the great pump below made me giddy.
Monte Cristo pressed on that pure beautiful forehead a kiss which made two hearts throb at once, the one violently, the other heavily.
The air was full of the throb and hum of machinery pumping air down the shaft.
The count felt his heart dilate and throb; he opened his arms, and Haidee, uttering a cry, sprang into them.
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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