Her heart was starting to flutter.
Her heart was racing and her breath came quickly.
In the autumn I returned to my Southern home with a heart full of joyous memories.
I have had the same strange sensation even in the heart of the city.
My mother sat beside my little bed and tried to soothe my feverish moans while in her troubled heart she prayed, "Father in Heaven, spare my baby's life!"
My heart is singing for joy this morning.
Since everyone knew the way to a man's heart was through his stomach, she started with a special meal.
With a heavy heart, she called his number.
It was the heart of their friendship.
Put your whole heart in the good work, my child, and it cannot fail.
He always seemed to me to have an excellent heart, and that is the quality I value most in people.
Be this as it may, I know that I can feel the heart-throbs of the ancient Greeks in their marble gods and goddesses.
But I told her that my heart was sad, and I didn't feel like eating.
My heart sang for very joy.
His hand trembled as he gave his horse into an orderly's charge, and he felt the blood rush to his heart with a thud.
The thought of going to college took root in my heart and became an earnest desire, which impelled me to enter into competition for a degree with seeing and hearing girls, in the face of the strong opposition of many true and wise friends.
I am sure his heart was always full of music, and in God's beautiful world he must have heard love's sweet replying.
It was written out of my heart, and perhaps that is why it met a sympathetic response in other hearts.
Their pleasure banished the anger from King Frost's heart and the frown from his brow, and he, too, began to admire the painted trees.
Beautiful flower, you have taught me to see a little way into the hidden heart of things.
Her heart skipped a few beats and then thundered.
Under that facade of indifference beats a heart primed for breaking.
Well my dear child, you know how your father's heart rejoices to know that you...
She sighed and snuggled against him, feeling the beat of his heart... or was that her own?
Her heart skipped a beat.
Her heart was pounding hard and warmth invaded her neck.
Perhaps the Old Sea God as he lay asleep upon the shore, heard the soft music of growing things--the stir of life in the earth's bosom, and his stormy heart was angry, because he knew that his and Winter's reign was almost at an end.
He was afraid of falling behind the hussars, so much afraid that his heart stood still.
She was continually tormented by jealousy of her daughter, and now that jealousy concerned a subject near to her own heart, she could not reconcile herself to the idea.
Recent as that mental picture was, Rostopchin already felt that it had cut deep into his heart and drawn blood.
"Oh no, we are good friends with him," said Nicholas in the simplicity of his heart; it did not enter his head that a pastime so pleasant to himself might not be pleasant to someone else.
Evidently she could speak of Russia's misfortunes with a certain artificiality, but her brother was too near her heart and she neither could nor would speak lightly of him.
Her heart skipped a beat and then began to pound in her ears.
The ground gave way under her foot, and with a sickening lurch of her heart, she plunged downward.
His warm breath on her neck sent her heart in a flurry of wild beats.
She glanced at him, her heart pounding harder.
The arms that rescued her continued to cradle her gently, and what the fall had failed to do to her heart beat, his close proximity completed.
Through his shirt sleeves she could feel the swell of his biceps and her heart jumped into high gear.
Dorothy was surprised to find how patient the people were, for her own little heart was beating rapidly with excitement.
After the infectious diseases come the non-infectious ones such as cancer, Alzheimer's, and heart disease.
I received from them gifts that have the gentle concurrence of the heart, books containing their own thoughts, soul-illumined letters, and photographs that I love to have described again and again.
My heart was full of tears, for I love the beautiful truth with my whole heart and mind.
He was so very polite, amiable, good-natured, and genuinely grateful to Pierre for saving his life that Pierre had not the heart to refuse, and sat down with him in the parlor--the first room they entered.
I say it with my hand on my heart! said he, striking his chest.
To the right and high up in the sky was the sickle of the waning moon and opposite to it hung that bright comet which was connected in Pierre's heart with his love.
I knew because he proved to me that I could trust him with my heart and soul - the way you trust your mother and father.
She sobbed and begged them to let her out until Carmen felt like her heart was being brutally wrenched from her body.
For a moment she stared at the door, her heart racing.
She could wear men's clothes and crack that whip all she wanted, but she was still a woman at heart - and he knew it.
She stared at him, her heart going suddenly still.
His heart will be hard indeed if he can refuse his mother and his wife.
But, as I came to your palace this morning, I kept saying to myself, 'When our lord Al Mansour learns just how it was that I borrowed the gold, I have no doubt that in his kindness of heart he will forgive me the debt.'
In it there are numberless trees and flowers and rivers and waterfalls, and other things to make the heart glad.
The 1960s brought us hip replacement, the artificial heart, a liver transplant, and a lung transplant.
I had taken to heart the words of the wise Roman who said, "To be banished from Rome is but to live outside of Rome."
In my fancy the pagan gods and goddesses still walked on earth and talked face to face with men, and in my heart I secretly built shrines to those I loved best.
Even now I cannot find it in my heart to condemn them utterly.
We went out to see the hero that had withstood so many tempests, and it wrung my heart to see him prostrate who had mightily striven and was now mightily fallen.
Love your Heavenly Father with your whole heart and soul, love every child of God as much as ever you can, and remember that the possibilities of good are greater than the possibilities of evil; and you have the key to Heaven.
My heart is too full of sadness to dwell upon the happiness the summer has brought me.
At the same time Dr. Bell added that I could rest content and fight my way through Radcliffe in competition with seeing and hearing girls, while the great desire of my heart was being fulfilled.
The dear, sweet little girl, it makes my heart ache to think how utterly she is cut off from all that is good and desirable in life.
Some time ago, when a policeman shot dead her dog, a dearly loved daily companion, she found in her forgiving heart no condemnation for the man; she only said, 'If he had only known what a good dog she was, he wouldn't have shot her.'
I love the beautiful spring, because the budding trees and the blossoming flowers and the tender green leaves fill my heart with joy.
"A new word opens its heart to me," she writes in a letter; and when she uses the word its heart is still open.
There is no affectation about them, and as they come straight from your heart, so they go straight to mine.
I shall never forget how the fury of battle throbbed in my veins--it seemed as if the tumultuous beating of my heart would stop my breath.
It was only a dream, but I thought it real, and my heart sank within me.
Would the heart, overweighted with sudden joy, stop beating for very excess of happiness?
However, I have not set my heart on that.
Believe me, Prince, a mother's heart will never forget what you have done for us.
"I know your heart," repeated the prince.
These were the questions each man of the troops on the high ground above the bridge involuntarily asked himself with a sinking heart--watching the bridge and the hussars in the bright evening light and the blue tunics advancing from the other side with their bayonets and guns.
Tushin's large, kind, intelligent eyes were fixed with sympathy and commiseration on Rostov, who saw that Tushin with his whole heart wished to help him but could not.
He was always hearing such words as: "With your remarkable kindness," or, "With your excellent heart," "You are yourself so honorable Count," or, "Were he as clever as you," and so on, till he began sincerely to believe in his own exceptional kindness and extraordinary intelligence, the more so as in the depth of his heart it had always seemed to him that he really was very kind and intelligent.
"Youth, frivolity... well, God be with him," thought he, relishing his own goodness of heart, "but it must be brought to a head.
But, my dear, will you not give us a little hope of touching this heart, so kind and generous?
As twenty years before, it seemed impossible that the little creature who lived somewhere under her heart would ever cry, suck her breast, and begin to speak, so now she could not believe that that little creature could be this strong, brave man, this model son and officer that, judging by this letter, he now was.
Do go somewhere, anywhere... to the devil!" he exclaimed, and immediately seizing him by the shoulder and looking amiably into his face, evidently wishing to soften the rudeness of his words, he added, "Don't be hurt, my dear fellow; you know I speak from my heart as to an old acquaintance."
Without boasting, you know, I may say that I know the Army Orders by heart and know the Regulations as well as I do the Lord's Prayer.
The morning was bright, he had a good horse under him, and his heart was full of joy and happiness.
Better die a thousand times than risk receiving an unkind look or bad opinion from him, Rostov decided; and sorrowfully and with a heart full despair he rode away, continually looking back at the Tsar, who still remained in the same attitude of indecision.
Is everyone all right? he thought, stopping for a moment with a sinking heart, and then immediately starting to run along the hall and up the warped steps of the familiar staircase.
Yes, I pity him from my heart, and shall try to give him what consolation I can.
But at the moment when he imagined himself calmed by such reflections, she suddenly came into his mind as she was at the moments when he had most strongly expressed his insincere love for her, and he felt the blood rush to his heart and had again to get up and move about and break and tear whatever came to his hand.
He laid down the seven of hearts, on which with a broken bit of chalk he had written "800 rubles" in clear upright figures; he emptied the glass of warm champagne that was handed him, smiled at Dolokhov's words, and with a sinking heart, waiting for a seven to turn up, gazed at Dolokhov's hands which held the pack.
With a sinking heart he watched Dolokhov's hands and thought, "Now then, make haste and let me have this card and I'll take my cap and drive home to supper with Denisov, Natasha, and Sonya, and will certainly never touch a card again."
God could not have put into her heart an impulse that was against His will.
Pierre listened with swelling heart, gazing into the Mason's face with shining eyes, not interrupting or questioning him, but believing with his whole soul what the stranger said.
This chamber with what you see therein should already have suggested to your heart, if it is sincere, more than words could do.
This gift will be a pledge of your purity of heart to her whom you select to be your worthy helpmeet in Masonry.
Prince Andrew longed to snatch up, to squeeze, to hold to his heart, this helpless little creature, but dared not do so.
"Well, dear heart," said he, "I wanted to tell you about it yesterday and I have come to do so today.
Prince Andrew held her hands, looked into her eyes, and did not find in his heart his former love for her.
He has a heart of gold.
He is a most absent-minded and absurd fellow, but he has a heart of gold.
He has again become as I used to know him when a child: kind, affectionate, with that heart of gold to which I know no equal.
I do not think my brother will ever marry again, and certainly not her; and this is why: first, I know that though he rarely speaks about the wife he has lost, the grief of that loss has gone too deep in his heart for him ever to decide to give her a successor and our little angel a stepmother.
What a heart she has, Nicholas!
Had he not at one time longed with all his heart to establish a republic in Russia; then himself to be a Napoleon; then to be a philosopher; and then a strategist and the conqueror of Napoleon?
The count did not set out cheerfully on this visit, at heart he felt afraid.
He drove through the town seeking Anatole Kuragin, at the thought of whom now the blood rushed to his heart and he felt a difficulty in breathing.
One hasn't the heart to scold her, she is so much to be pitied.
Till then he had reproached her in his heart and tried to despise her, but he now felt so sorry for her that there was no room in his soul for reproach.
The king's heart is in the hands of the Lord.
Doctors came to see her singly and in consultation, talked much in French, German, and Latin, blamed one another, and prescribed a great variety of medicines for all the diseases known to them, but the simple idea never occurred to any of them that they could not know the disease Natasha was suffering from, as no disease suffered by a live man can be known, for every living person has his own peculiarities and always has his own peculiar, personal, novel, complicated disease, unknown to medicine--not a disease of the lungs, liver, skin, heart, nerves, and so on mentioned in medical books, but a disease consisting of one of the innumerable combinations of the maladies of those organs.
Natasha's grief began to be overlaid by the impressions of daily life, it ceased to press so painfully on her heart, it gradually faded into the past, and she began to recover physically.
With a sinking heart, wretched as she always was now when she found herself in a crowd, Natasha in her lilac silk dress trimmed with black lace walked- -as women can walk--with the more repose and stateliness the greater the pain and shame in her soul.
Take me, take me! prayed Natasha, with impatient emotion in her heart, not crossing herself but letting her slender arms hang down as if expecting some invisible power at any moment to take her and deliver her from herself, from her regrets, desires, remorse, hopes, and sins.
She shared with all her heart in the prayer for the spirit of righteousness, for the strengthening of the heart by faith and hope, and its animation by love.
He hardened his heart against the senator who was introducing this set and narrow attitude into the deliberations of the nobility.
"Perhaps the heart took no part in that speech," said Anna Pavlovna.
Princess Mary's heart beat so violently at this news that she grew pale and leaned against the wall to keep from falling.
You take everything so to heart, said Pierre, and began laying out his cards for patience.
Even now he felt clearly that the gory trace of that recollection would not pass with time, but that the terrible memory would, on the contrary, dwell in his heart ever more cruelly and painfully to the end of his life.
You have no heart, you don't feel for your own child!
My benefactor, set my heart at ease....
* Though a foreigner, Russian in heart and soul.
But he also knew (or rather felt at the bottom of his heart) that by resigning himself now to the force of circumstances and to those who were guiding him, he was not only doing nothing wrong, but was doing something very important--more important than anything he had ever done in his life.
Platon Karataev knew nothing by heart except his prayers.
Sometimes Pierre, struck by the meaning of his words, would ask him to repeat them, but Platon could never recall what he had said a moment before, just as he never could repeat to Pierre the words of his favorite song: native and birch tree and my heart is sick occurred in it, but when spoken and not sung, no meaning could be got out of it.
It was plain that at that moment there was in Natasha's heart no thought of herself or of her own relations with Prince Andrew.
Natasha was gazing at her, but seemed afraid and in doubt whether to say all she knew or not; she seemed to feel that before those luminous eyes which penetrated into the very depths of her heart, it was impossible not to tell the whole truth which she saw.
Had he screamed in agony, that scream would not have struck such horror into Princess Mary's heart as the tone of his voice.
Little Nicholas cried because his heart was rent by painful perplexity.
Petya, his heart in his mouth with excitement, rode by his side.
He asked all about it and his heart began to ache.
Terrible anguish struck her heart, she felt a dreadful ache as if something was being torn inside her and she were dying.
The war of 1812, besides its national significance dear to every Russian heart, was now to assume another, a European, significance.
She caught the unfinished word in its flight and took it straight into her open heart, divining the secret meaning of all Pierre's mental travail.
She saw the possibility of love and happiness between Natasha and Pierre, and the first thought of this filled her heart with gladness.
I wish it to happen and my heart tells me it will.
Pierre's insanity consisted in not waiting, as he used to do, to discover personal attributes which he termed "good qualities" in people before loving them; his heart was now overflowing with love, and by loving people without cause he discovered indubitable causes for loving them.
He seemed in his heart to reproach her for being too perfect, and because there was nothing to reproach her with.
He wished for nothing and hoped for nothing, and deep in his heart experienced a gloomy and stern satisfaction in an uncomplaining endurance of his position.
He understood what she was weeping about, but could not in his heart at once agree with her that what he had regarded from childhood as quite an everyday event was wrong.
But the father whom the boy did not remember appeared to him a divinity who could not be pictured, and of whom he never thought without a swelling heart and tears of sadness and rapture.
Every word of Pierre's burned into his heart, and with a nervous movement of his fingers he unconsciously broke the sealing wax and quill pens his hands came upon on his uncle's table.
A fine lad, a fine lad! repeated Nicholas, who at heart was not fond of Nicholas Bolkonski but was always anxious to recognize that he was a fine lad.
And the exile, separated from the beloved France so dear to his heart, died a lingering death on that rock and bequeathed his great deeds to posterity.
For a moment she surrendered to his warm lips and secure embrace, clinging to him as her heart stepped up pace.
The belt buckle that deflected the knife from his heart was now irritating the scar.
For a moment her heart beat overtime and it looked as though she might fall, but Alex smoothly caught her and stepped around, covering her fumbling so well that no one appeared to notice.
Carmen gasped, her heart jumping into high gear.
Her heart said no, but then there was logic.
Her heart said no, but then there was logic.
I guess we both had a change of heart, didn't we?
Her heart hesitated a moment, contracting for a race.
Her heart attempted a painful escape through her throat.
She had always been a recluse at heart, often declining a social outing with her friends so that she could be alone with a book or her writing.
Fear clutched at her heart with cold fingers.
He glanced up and met her gaze with an expression that made her heart flutter.
His close proximity sent her heart racing.
Since his wife left, he's avoided relationships because he's afraid of giving his heart again only to drive another love away.
His touch was like an electric shock, forcing her heart to pound.
Her heart was running a marathon.
Her heart skipped a beat.
Her heart raced as she frantically searched for a place to hide.
It was a heart-rending thought.
Her heart leaped and then plunged with his next words.
Dad had a heart attack this afternoon.
I just got word that my father had a heart attack.
If she had come up with Brandon when he asked, she would have been there when Mr. Marsh suffered the heart attack.
Adrienne stiffened, her heart lurching into frenzied activity at the sound of his voice.
Her heart lurched and pounded unmercifully.
Hopefully he had no idea how her heart beat double time occasionally at the strangest things.
The heart thing happened again and she busied herself at the table.
Her heart in her throat, she raced down the hill.
Her heart was pounding and it wasn't only fear of the storm.
She gazed up at him, her heart beginning to flutter.
It was the first time she saw him break down and indulge in a heart felt smile.
"Cindy," he whispered, kissing her neck in a way that made her heart dance excitedly.
But don't you lose heart, Jim, for I'm sure this isn't the end of our story, by any means.
What we call "heart disease" will become hundreds of individual conditions each with its own cause and, hopefully, cure.
Never have I found in the greenhouses of the North such heart-satisfying roses as the climbing roses of my southern home.
So my little heart leaped high with eager excitement when I knew that my wish was at last to be realized.
Here were great oaks and splendid evergreens with trunks like mossy pillars, from the branches of which hung garlands of ivy and mistletoe, and persimmon trees, the odour of which pervaded every nook and corner of the wood--an illusive, fragrant something that made the heart glad.
Joy deserted my heart, and for a long, long time I lived in doubt, anxiety and fear.
How well I remember the graceful draperies that enfolded me, the bright autumn leaves that wreathed my head, and the fruit and grain at my feet and in my hands, and beneath all the piety of the masque the oppressive sense of coming ill that made my heart heavy.
This encouraged me greatly, and I sped on to the end of the ordeal with a light heart and a steady hand.
I have since read Shakespeare's plays many times and know parts of them by heart, but I cannot tell which of them I like best.
When he speaks, it is not to impress others, but because his heart would burst if he did not find an outlet for the thoughts that burn in his soul.
The last act affected us most deeply, and we all wept, wondering how the executioner could have the heart to tear the King from his loving wife's arms.
But, as you know, my heart is usually brimful of happiness.
We clapped our hands and shouted;--went away beaming with pleasure, and Teacher and I felt more light of heart than we had for sometime.
Last night when I got in bed, she stole into my arms of her own accord and kissed me for the first time, and I thought my heart would burst, so full was it of joy.
Her heart was full of trouble, and she wanted to talk about it.
My heart, too, was full of gratitude and solemn joy.
It seemed all so mechanical and difficult, my heart ached for the poor little children.
Let the dead past bury its dead, Act, act in the living present, Heart within and God overhead.
Such a rule of the two diameters not only guides us toward the sun in the system and the heart in man, but draws lines through the length and breadth of the aggregate of a man's particular daily behaviors and waves of life into his coves and inlets, and where they intersect will be the height or depth of his character.
His heart contracted and the blood rushed to his face.
With bated breath and beating heart he moved toward the Rhetor (by which name the brother who prepared a seeker for entrance into the Brotherhood was known).
"Sire," he said, with respectful playfulness, "they are only afraid lest Your Majesty, in the goodness of your heart, should allow yourself to be persuaded to make peace.
Her heart was beating wildly.
She scowled down at him, her heart beating a mile a minute.
To raise a child to adulthood requires your heart, energy, time, and wealth.
It seemed to her that something heavy was beating rhythmically against all the walls of the room: it was her own heart, sinking with alarm and terror and overflowing with love.
Then, people could start reporting all their medical issues—headaches, halitosis, heart disease—and we will begin to see commonalities between genes and conditions we do not generally regard as genetic.
With this thought in mind the girl took heart and leaned her head over the side of the buggy to see where the strange light was coming from.
Her heart was racing, but she forced innocence into her voice.