1 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.
2 Oh, how our hearts palpitated; for it did, indeed, seem to be a ring which was placed there.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 77. Haidee.
3 Everyone's heart palpitated as Leo Dillon handed up the paper and everyone assumed an innocent face.
4 Her pallor had become whiteness; her cheeks were crimson; her long golden lashes, the only beauty of her youth and her virginity which remained to her, palpitated, though they remained closed and drooping.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 8: CHAPTER I—IN WHAT MIRROR M. MADELEINE CONTEMPLATES HIS HA...
5 Everybody was satisfied; and she was left to the tremors of a most palpitating heart, while the others prepared to begin.
6 There the boy remained, with a palpitating heart, for half an hour.
7 I slipped out of bed, all palpitating with fear, and peeped round the corner of my dressing-room door.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In XI. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BERYL CORONET
8 As it opened there came a tumultuous rush into the hall, rapid feet clattered up the stair, and an instant later a wild-eyed and frantic young man, pale, disheveled, and palpitating, burst into the room.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In II. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NORWOOD BUILDER
9 Candide, walking always over palpitating limbs or across ruins, arrived at last beyond the seat of war, with a few provisions in his knapsack, and Miss Cunegonde always in his heart.
10 He entered her room trembling, his heart palpitating, his voice sobbing; he wished to open the curtains of the bed, and asked for a light.
11 Marius gazed for a while at this gloomy interior, more terrifying than the interior of a tomb, for the human soul could be felt fluttering there, and life was palpitating there.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VI—THE WILD MAN IN HIS LAIR
12 She knelt upon a cushion and prayed, with her head buried between her palpitating arms.
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13 Oh, great city, it is in thy palpitating bosom that I have found that which I sought; like a patient miner, I have dug deep into thy very entrails to root out evil thence.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 112. The Departure.
14 It was impossible to feel anything but palpitating joy in this warm sun, in this spring, with the chimneys of Twelve Oaks just beginning to show on the hill across the river.
15 His waxen hue became greenish-yellow by the contrast of his burning eyes, and the red scar on the forehead showed on the pallid skin like a palpitating wound.