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heart stands still

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  • My heart stands still when I remember the thundering of those forts, the premeditated destruction, the finality which each boom!

    Lige on the Line of March Glenna Lindsley Bigelow
  • A carriage passes you with drawn blinds, and your heart stands still.

    The Devil Joseph O'Brien
  • My heart stands still as I realize that it is Frick shouting.

    Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist Alexander Berkman
  • Then John's heart stands still with a sudden fear, as he imagines that some terrible thing has occurred.

    Miss Caprice St. George Rathborne
  • Going down the Yukon for the first time, one's heart stands still nearly half the time.

    Alaska Ella Higginson

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