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heartbeat  n.  The audible and palpable rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart; as, he listened to her heartbeat with a stethoscope.
Synonyms: pulse, pulsation, beat.
in a heartbeat immediately.

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Heartbeat" Quotes from Famous Books

... proper form of baptism; doubting with which hand we should tip the hat; wondering if Joseph's coat were a sack or a swallow-tail—ninety-and-nine out of every hundred wasting upon childish trifles the strength given us to do the work of demi-gods—and every foolish breath, every heartbeat bearing us across Time's narrow sands into the broad bosom of that ...
— Volume 12 of Brann The Iconoclast • William Cowper Brann

... that accomplish great functions without any but the most indirect effect on consciousness and without any control by the conscious personality. We are spurred on to sex life, to marriage, to the care of our children by instinct; but the instinct is not a personality any more than the automatic heartbeat is. We repress a forbidden desire; if we are successful and really overcome the desire by setting up new desires or in some other way, the inhibited desire is not locked up in a subterranean limbo. There is nothing pathological ...
— The Foundations of Personality • Abraham Myerson

... tone showed how worried the man was, Malone realized, and he set out for the first hospital on his own list with grim determination written all over his face and a heartbeat that seemed to hammer at him that his country expected every man to ...
— Brain Twister • Gordon Randall Garrett

... of a Matsue day comes to the sleeper like the throbbing of a slow, enormous pulse exactly under his ear. It is a great, soft, dull buffet of sound—like a heartbeat in its regularity, in its muffled depth, in the way it quakes up through one's pillow so as to be felt rather than heard. It is simply the pounding of the ponderous pestle of the kometsuki, the cleaner of rice—a sort of colossal wooden mallet with a handle about ...
— Glimpses of an Unfamiliar Japan - First Series • Lafcadio Hearn

... to dance. She danced with her feet, her arms, her hands, her soul. She felt within her the grace of stately beauties, the heartbeat of dew-jewelled fairies, the longings of untrammelled butterflies—dancing, she could have flown up to heaven at that moment! A gurgle of sound interrupted her; it was the baby. "Do you like me, baby?" she cried. "Am I ...
— Missy • Dana Gatlin

... frequency of a computer's clock crystal, before frequency division down to the machine's clock rate. 4. A signal emitted at regular intervals by software to demonstrate that it is still alive. Sometimes hardware is designed to reboot the machine if it stops hearing a heartbeat. See ...
— The Jargon File, Version 4.0.0

... the writer listened to the heartbeat of nations as their representatives were gathered in the city of Paris. No other city ever had within its borders so many of the statesmen of nations. There were worked out the beginnings of the great problems that will ...
— Birdseye Views of Far Lands • James T. Nichols

Words linked to "Heartbeat" :   second, recurrent event, New York minute, twinkling, mo, moment, bit, pulsation, minute, periodic event, systole, throb, jiffy, pulse

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