I shifted and put the casing in my pocket, and when I did, I felt a quickening from my stomach to my jaw.
"quickening" introduces the second room of the exhibit and features a diptych of pregnant women, their faces also ravaged by time.
Josh Rogin and Eli Lake report on Obama's quickening war campaign.
The initial signs of fetal life felt by the mother as a result of the movements by the fetus.
quicken quick·en (kwĭk'ən)
v. quick·ened, quick·en·ing, quick·ens
To become more rapid.
To reach the stage of pregnancy when the fetus can be felt to move.