Now it sounded louder as the breeze stirred; now fainter when it shifted, so that a mournful echo only throbbed in my ears.
At this point her hull had throbbed with air, movement, life; at this point all had been well.
It throbbed faintly as it still struggled with the spear in its vitals.
His brain, inflamed and racked by the strain, throbbed in his head.
He could not tell whether it was his own blood that throbbed, or whether hers spoke to his, through living veins.
But the lapse of time was naught to her, nor the fever that throbbed in her head.
But where were they whose beating hearts had throbbed with deep devotion?
It throbbed in his temples, ached to the ends of his toes, set his body aflame with it.
An awful pause followed the announcementa pause that throbbed with the despair of brave men.
He spent a late hour with Mrs. Alsager, an hour that throbbed with calculation.
mid-14c., of uncertain origin, perhaps meant to represent in sound the pulsation of arteries and veins or the heart. Related: Throbbed; throbbing. The noun is first attested 1570s.
v. throbbed, throb·bing, throbs
To beat rapidly or perceptibly, such as occurs in the heart or a constricted blood vessel. n.
A strong or rapid beat; a pulsation.