palpitations


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palpitations

A sensation of a heartbeat that is rapid or irregular in some way. Can be caused by drugs, emotions, or heart disorders.
Translations
خَفَقان
bušení
hjertebanken
búšenie
çarpıntıyürek çarpması

palpitate

(ˈpӕlpiteit) verb
(of the heart) to beat rapidly.
ˌpalpiˈtations noun plural
an attack of rapid beating of the heart.
References in classic literature ?
It besieged with its last palpitations the tense extremities; it ended by yielding as midnight struck.
Fairlie's health were just as usual, and when I sent up a message to announce my arrival, I was told that he would be delighted to see me the next morning but that the sudden news of my appearance had prostrated him with palpitations for the rest of the evening.
I am sorry to hear you say so, sir; but I assure you, excepting those little nervous headaches and palpitations which I am never entirely free from anywhere, I am quite well myself; and if the children were rather pale before they went to bed, it was only because they were a little more tired than usual, from their journey and the happiness of coming.
I fancied this morning, when I was lying here alone, that there was something almost like a palpitation - a quicker beat.
As a result I awoke with mouth parched and dry, with a slight heaviness of head, and with a mild nervous palpitation in the stomach.
Indeed, I always get something like a palpitation of the heart just before the priest utters those final fateful words, "I declare you man and-- wife.
They were sombre blues, opaque like a delicately carved bowl in lapis lazuli, and yet with a quivering lustre that suggested the palpitation of mysterious life; there were purples, horrible like raw and putrid flesh, and yet with a glowing, sensual passion that called up vague memories of the Roman Empire of Heliogabalus; there were reds, shrill like the berries of holly -- one thought of Christmas in England, and the snow, the good cheer, and the pleasure of children -- and yet by some magic softened till they had the swooning tenderness of a dove's breast; there were deep yellows that died with an unnatural passion into a green as fragrant as the spring and as pure as the sparkling water of a mountain brook.
Casaubon, who had risen early complaining of palpitation, was in the library giving audience to his curate Mr.
Fear and joy may both cause cardiac palpitation, but in one case we find high tonus of the skeletal muscles, in the other case relaxation and the general sense of weakness.
Presently, as I went on, still gaining velocity, the palpitation of night and day merged into one continuous greyness; the sky took on a wonderful deepness of blue, a splendid luminous color like that of early twilight; the jerking sun became a streak of fire, a brilliant arch, in space; the moon a fainter fluctuating band; and I could see nothing of the stars, save now and then a brighter circle flickering in the blue.
said Planchet, with a horrible palpitation of the heart.
They come back to me now almost with the palpitation they caused, the successive feelings that accompanied my consciousness that as the door of the room closed behind me I was really face to face with the Juliana of some of Aspern's most exquisite and most renowned lyrics.