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.
"Get a candle," he said, impatiently; "they will give you one in the kitchen." He tried to feel the pulse: his hand trembled, the noise and confusion in the kitchen bewildered him.
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.''
On my side, I admitted the rapidity of the pulse, but I also pointed to its alarming feebleness as indicating an exhausted condition of the system, and as showing a plain necessity for the administration of stimulants.
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.
"The Pulse Check Group is a great way to collaborate and gather new information and also share past experiences.
Talking to reporter here he said apart from this, selection of marginal soil (less fertile-deserts), lack of mechanization, water shortage and poor marketing system were also some other factors, which were damaging the pulse yield.
For the further study, the response time was investigated, and the results showed the pulse broadening arose from the thermal effect.
Previous studies on the modernization of pulse diagnosis can be divided into two groups, namely, the objectification of pulse measurements and the explanation of the pulse mechanism with science.
A The pulse is the wave of pressure that passes along each artery every time your heart beats.
A 2006 paper stated, "The amplitude of the pulse depends on the alternator speed and on the level of the alternator field excitation at the moment the battery is disconnected.
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