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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The districts facilities and amenities will quicken the pulse of research, innovation, and learning, creating economic and social benefits for Maryland and beyond, University of Maryland, College Park President Wallace D.
And while it is always great to beat Sunderland the display against a rock-bottom and managerless side was cautious and controlled and did little to quicken the pulse.
Action sequences are surprisingly gruesome and blood-thirsty, warranting the 15 certificate, but fail to quicken the pulse.
Action sequences are surprisingly gruesome and blood-thirsty, but fail to quicken the pulse.
Action sequences are surprisingly gruesome and bloodthirsty, warranting the 15 certificate, but fail to quicken the pulse.
United may be second in the Premier League and will go top if they beat Leicester on Saturday, but this team do not quicken the pulse in the way that Sir Alex Ferguson's sides and, before them, Best, used to do.
While the Nawaz Sharif government has yet to quicken the pulse of Pakistanis with any kind of a display of strong governance, it does not mean that political opponents must do the unthinkable -- loosen democracy's initial grip on a country that so desperately needs it, and weaken its Constitution.
Even a naked masked ball fails to quicken the pulse in a film that plods through the clichestrewn streets of New Orleans.
They enhance your senses and quicken the pulse, just like the action packed plot of "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol".
Year after year there is an unbeaten two-year-old to quicken the pulse, around whom dreams of 2,000 Guineas and Derby success are built.
for staging a plans for 600 Mind you, does George Orwell Overseas service over audience (just allowing write Animal 1984 These days, it's a struggle to get two-thirds of voters to cast their ballot in a general election, let alone obscure referenda which, it must be said, hardly quicken the pulse.
With the new SLS AMG, Mercedes-Benz has a fascinating super sports car that will quicken the pulse of any car fan," said Frank Bernthaler, director, Mercedes-Benz Cars, Middle East & Levant.
Meetings between these two English Premier League giants always quicken the pulse, but it is no exaggeration to state that Arsenal travel to Old Trafford in disarray.
Then, referring to the violence in the film, he states that it is ``the sort of violence that seems to quicken the pulse of most moral conservatives.
USUALLY I fancy something mega-strong for the Stewards' Cup but this year this great handicap has failed to quicken the pulse.