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Sample sentences for the GRE study word palpitate

palpitate can be used as a verb

1."The waters of the river have a saffron and sickly hue and they flow not onwards to the sea, but palpitate forever and forever beneath the red eye of the sun with a tumultuous and convulsive motion. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
2.Everyone's heart palpitated as Leo Dillon handed up the paper and everyone assumed an innocent face. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
3.My heart palpitated in the sickness of fear, and I hurried on with irregular steps, not daring to look about m. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
4."Oh, how our hearts palpitated for it did, indeed, seem to be a ring which was placed there. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere

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