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intr.v. pal·pi·tat·ed, pal·pi·tat·ing, pal·pi·tates
1. To move with a slight tremulous motion; tremble, shake, or quiver.
2. To beat with excessive rapidity; throb.

[Latin palpitāre, palpitāt-, frequentative of palpāre, to touch gently; see palpable.]

pal′pi·tat′ing·ly adv.
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Adj.1.palpitating - 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"


[ˈpælpɪteɪtɪŋ] ADJpalpitante
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He sat up, just out of range of one restless, beating arm, yearned to come closer and lick again the face of the god who knew him not, and who, he knew, loved him well, and palpitatingly shared and suffered all Skipper's trouble.
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The 'palpitatingly modern' work of William Arthur Smith Benson (1854-1924) is displayed here with key pieces from the designer's career.