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1. Shaking; trembling.
2. Undergoing pulsation; pulsating.

[Latin palpitāns, palpitant-, present participle of palpitāre, to palpitate; see palpitate.]
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Adj.1.palpitant - having a slight and rapid trembling motion; "palpitant movements rather than violent eruptions"; "my palpitating heart"
unsteady - subject to change or variation; "her unsteady walk"; "his hand was unsteady as he poured the wine"; "an unsteady voice"
References in classic literature ?
He observed his hostess attentively from under his shaggy brows, and noted a subtle change which had transformed her from the listless woman he had known into a being who, for the moment, seemed palpitant with the forces of life.
The lad was all excitement; palpitant with eagerness to be off in pursuit.
To his wife's quickened ears, it was charged with lingering regret for frustrated plans and palpitant with his consciousness of life's evanescence and of the futility of his own success.
It soared upward with a swift rush, till it reached its topmost note, where it persisted, palpitant and tense, and then slowly died away.
and he proudly exhibited the noble figure that he surmounted, palpitant with life and energy and feeling.
And through the swaying, palpitant vision, as through a fairy mirage, he stared at the real woman, sitting there and talking of literature and art.
Forest and stream and air seemed palpitant with their presence.
Les yeux seront braques ce dimanche sur le stade olympique de Sousse qui abritera un classico palpitant entre l'Etoile du Sahel et l'Esperance de Tunis et dont l'enjeu est le leadership de la phase play-off, dans le cadre de la 5e journee de la deuxieme phase de la Ligue 1 de football professionnel.
C'est la formation de Soustara qui ouvrira le bal de la 12e journee du championnat de Ligue 1 Mobilis devant s'etaler sur trois jours (17,18 et 19 novembre), en affrontant le voisin nahdiste au stade 5-Juillet dans un derby palpitant.
Il ouvre sa conference en se proposant d'aborder un <<probleme d'un interet palpitant et d'une importance capitale>>, celui de l'immigration d'individus <<de couleur>> souhaitant s'installer au Mexique.
La peinture est le coeur palpitant de cette installation qui, pourtant, se manifeste par le son qui inonde l'espace.
The sensitive movement through the palpitant streets of the city does not produce a nihilist nothingness; on the contrary, it differentiates Miller from the amorphous identities shaped by static social positions, it compels him to never sit down on a point in the grid: "Better to keep circulating.