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Palpitating.‘they were all palpitant with curiosity about Sally’
- ‘Union between the Episcopal and Presbyterian Churches has been in a palpitant state of slow motion for six years.’
- ‘Our palpitant Editor was vaguely aware of some kind of sensation playing upon his arm but he was too excited to care.’
Mid 19th century from French, present participle of palpiter, from Latin palpitare ‘continue to pat’.
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