A palpitant couple, free of the waltz, came up the stair, and Jeffard rose to make way.
I was palpitant with apprehension, as who similarly placed would not have been?
She was so supple of form and so radiant of color, and so palpitant with timid joy.
The palpitant desire of all nature in the spring thrilled through his heart.
Within she was palpitant with the strain and suspense of it all; but on Barney she held cool, appraising eyes.
He was hatless and coatless, and palpitant with the excitement of the sport.
But love, real love, dewy and palpitant and tender, you do not know.
This was followed by a palpitant hugging, from the folds of which emerged vague, bubbling sounds.
Then there followed a palpitant moment while she held her breath and shut her eyes.
Into Piedmont swarmed the youth of all northern Italy, girt with sword and gun, palpitant for strife.
1837, from French palpitant (early 16c.), from Latin palpitantem, present participle of palpitare "to move frequently and swiftly, tremble, throb," frequentative of palpare "to touch" (see feel (v.)).