quicken the/(one's) pulse

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quicken the/(one's) pulse

To fill one with excitement, interest, or anticipation. Few things quicken the pulse like sky diving. Unfortunately, the only thing that quickened my pulse during this movie was the beginning action sequence. The rest was a bore.
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Whilst saying this, he felt the pulse of his patient.
While she was still vainly trying to feel for the beating of the pulse, Surgeon Surville (alarmed for the ladies) hurried in to inquire if any harm had been done.
It has pleased Our Lady and my patron saint to bless the pittance to which I restrain myself, even as the pulse and water was blessed to the children Shadrach, Meshech, and Abednego, who drank the same rather than defile themselves with the wine and meats which were appointed them by the King of the Saracens.
I made a second attempt to appeal to the plain, undeniably plain, evidence of the pulse.
After an interval of suspense--the like of which I hope to God I shall never feel again--there came a day when the rapidity of the pulse slightly, but appreciably, diminished; and, better still, there came also a change in the beat--an unmistakable change to steadiness and strength.
The pulse of the old militia-man throbs with pride as he thinks of the trust you have placed in him, and vows to deserve it.
Yet even now Tess felt the pulse of hopeful like still warm within her; she might be happy in some nook which had no memories.
Analog High Frequency (HF)-based pulse generators are less tunable for the pulse width and pulse repetition interval (PRI); these generators also exhibit reduced variation according to temperature.
Such an excursion--for instance, at an optical fiber's glass-air boundary--costs the pulse the time required to cross and recross that border.
As the gap decreases, the magnitude of the pressure pulse increases, but the pulse shape remains constant.
This gives a double peak in the pulse height distribution (Fig.
The more common approach of PPM, for instance, might assign a digital representation of 0 or 1 to the transmitted and received pulse based on where, in time, the pulse is placed.
It also must be remembered that a majority of survey respondents for this edition of the Pulse classified themselves as "property managers.
The pulse of water is triggered by the hot melt raising the cavity temperature near a thermistor beyond a threshold set for the type of plastic being molded.
Influenced by that radiation pattern, the rubidium atoms behaved "like a stack of mirrors" that bounced the pulse back and forth for tens of microseconds, notes Marlan O.