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.
My heart is singing for joy this morning.
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!"
I have had the same strange sensation even in the heart of the city.
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.
My heart sang for very joy.
My heart was full of tears, for I love the beautiful truth with my whole heart and mind.
Put your whole heart in the good work, my child, and it cannot fail.
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.
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.
He always seemed to me to have an excellent heart, and that is the quality I value most in people.
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.
But I told her that my heart was sad, and I didn't feel like eating.
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.
Under that facade of indifference beats a heart primed for breaking.
Her heart skipped a beat.
Her heart was racing, but she forced innocence into her voice.
She scowled down at him, her heart beating a mile a minute.
Her heart was pounding hard and warmth invaded her neck.
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.
Beautiful flower, you have taught me to see a little way into the hidden heart of things.
Her heart attempted a painful escape through her throat.
To raise a child to adulthood requires your heart, energy, time, and wealth.
Her heart skipped a few beats and then thundered.
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.
This encouraged me greatly, and I sped on to the end of the ordeal with a light heart and a steady hand.
Her heart was beating wildly.
He was afraid of falling behind the hussars, so much afraid that his heart stood still.
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?
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.
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 glanced at him, her heart pounding harder.
His heart will be hard indeed if he can refuse his mother and his wife.
It seemed all so mechanical and difficult, my heart ached for the poor little children.
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.
Would the heart, overweighted with sudden joy, stop beating for very excess of happiness?
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.
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 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 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.
It was only a dream, but I thought it real, and my heart sank within me.
"Cindy," he whispered, kissing her neck in a way that made her heart dance excitedly.
His heart contracted and the blood rushed to his face.
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 said no, but then there was logic.
Recent as that mental picture was, Rostopchin already felt that it had cut deep into his heart and drawn blood.
She sobbed and begged them to let her out until Carmen felt like her heart was being brutally wrenched from her body.
Her heart skipped a beat and then began to pound in her ears.
Dorothy was surprised to find how patient the people were, for her own little heart was beating rapidly with excitement.
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.
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.'
However, I have not set my heart on that.
Her heart hesitated a moment, contracting for a race.
Her heart lurched and pounded unmercifully.
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).
His warm breath on her neck sent her heart in a flurry of wild beats.
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.
After the infectious diseases come the non-infectious ones such as cancer, Alzheimer's, and heart disease.
I say it with my hand on my heart! said he, striking his chest.
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.
For a moment she stared at the door, her heart racing.
The ground gave way under her foot, and with a sickening lurch of her heart, she plunged downward.
She stared at him, her heart going suddenly still.
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.'
The 1960s brought us hip replacement, the artificial heart, a liver transplant, and a lung transplant.
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.
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.
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.
You have no heart, you don't feel for your own child!
My benefactor, set my heart at ease....
"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.
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.
He seemed in his heart to reproach her for being too perfect, and because there was nothing to reproach her with.
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.
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."
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.
"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.
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.
Jesus Sarah, you nearly gave me a heart attack.
When the call went straight to voicemail, his heart sank.
In it there are numberless trees and flowers and rivers and waterfalls, and other things to make the heart glad.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
His touch was like an electric shock, forcing her heart to pound.
Her heart was running a marathon.
Dad had a heart attack this afternoon.
The heart thing happened again and she busied herself at the table.
Tammy was finally allowed to swim to her heart's content... apparently for the first time.
The words sliced through her disguise, stabbing into her heart.
At first she nodded agreement, and then a cold feeling clutched at her heart.
She swallowed down her throbbing heart.
She stared at him, fear clutching at her heart.
He killed Mom, just the same as if he'd plunged a knife into her heart.
She rubbed her arms as cold fingers clutched at her heart.
She died of a broken heart.
Both statements came from the heart.
Her heart was pounding as he stopped in front of her.
"Drop dead; prick your finger, cross your heart," he added as we smiled our agreement.
My heart was in my mouth and I saw fear on Martha's face.
My heart was racing as I tried to remember the route Martha had taken this morning.
It was so heart wrenching to Martha she insisted Howie try more than once, in an effort to succeed.
It was heart wrenching when sometimes our tip failed to bring about justice.
Oh, and tell him I swear not to look at what other girl's he's been calling... cross my heart, like fun!
Martha's father suffered a heart attack when she was in nursing school and her mom followed, from a broken heart, seven weeks later.
I looked up with sinking heart to see a FedEx driver at the front door looking at me quizzically.
In spite of my fervent hope you can continues indefinitely, I know in my heart, one day it will end.
The caller was the husband of Howie's mother, his step-father, informing him that his mother had suffered a serious heart attack and was in critical condition.
My heart dropped when I saw the look on her face.
In his absence, it was too heart wrenching to even look, knowing he was unavailable and unable to help.
"It tears my heart out to know there are missing children we could be helping," she said.
You gave me a heart attack!
When I heard his voice, my heart jumped, not knowing if he'd been told by Martha of Julie's earlier treachery.
I left the phone off the hook, retreated back to the bedroom and with my heart racing, I closed the door behind me.
My heart jumped and my stomach roiled.
Quinn didn't have to record current time settings; he knew that stuff by heart.
My heart fell, knowing the session I'd left behind was over and with it, our final attempt to locate Grasso's hide away.
After all of Jonny's childhood injuries she'd healed, she couldn't fix her own heart!
Her heart quickening, she started towards the entrance of the church.
Bianca backed away, heart racing.
She jumped at his low, even voice, heart racing.
Her heart leapt, and she stood, halfway to him before his sharp look reminded her he wasn't someone she wanted to approach.
When he didn't, she rubbed her face, wondering what exactly she'd been dragged into and if her heart would explode if he reappeared.
She gasped and stepped away, heart pounding.
Their knocking made her heart flip, and she covered her mouth at her gasp.
Heart quickening, she crossed to him and accepted his hand.
She stopped him, heart wrenching.
He clenched his jaw, torn between his heart and his duty.
His words made her heart somersault.
His heart rejoiced at the thought of his own mate carrying his child, but he couldn't help but to think of his own upbringing.
"I missed your heart on purpose," she said.
Her heart pounding, she turned the car around and drove back towards the dueling men.
Her breathing quickened, her heart fluttering.
Yully's heart was pounding.
She whirled, her heart leaping.
Her heart pounding, Jenn moved forward and whispered into Jonny's ear.
"You stole my heart, too, kiri," he added.
Her heart raced to the point of pain, and she felt sick enough to puke.
He was not a pretty boy but a man with rugged, bad-boy beauty and a slow sensuality about his movement that made her heart skip a beat despite her pain.
Sofia's heart fluttered as she tried to take in the world of blinding lights and blurry colors.
"You okay?" he asked, his quiet, gravelly voice making her heart quicken.
Even now, her heart quickened and her thoughts raced to the image of him in tight black clothing.
By the time she reached the patio door, her skin was clammy, her heart racing.
The men were dispersing, and her heart leapt when she saw Damian's gaze riveted to her window.
She followed, heart racing.
The screams stopped, and Damian's heart quickened.
She whirled, heart leaping at the sound.
Her heart ached for her friend.
She said nothing, her heart somersaulting.
But I'll warn you as well: if you speak in riddles to Dusty, he'll cut your heart out.
But if you don't stop messing with my weak heart, I'll go elsewhere for a mate.
His scent made her heart quicken and her drowsiness dissipate.
Her heart went out to him.
Damian took aim with the pistol and fired into her heart before she could make another sound.
She sat down, sobbing her heart out, and Sofia sat near her.
Her breaths quickened, and her heart pounded.
It was one thing to offer her body, but her heart, her soul … he would take all of her, consume her completely, irrevocably.
Just thinking of him made her body heat and her heart flip.
The sense of danger jarred her, and she sat up straight, heart pounding hard.
Her heart beat so hard, she could barely make out his response.
Her heart was breaking.
Her heart flipped when she saw him, and she sprinted forward.
Sofia touched him, heart rejoicing.
Her heart soared, and she touched the ring at her neck.
She opened the door, heart pounding.
Her heart almost burst at the sight of Darian in one of the seats.
His heavy words broke her heart, but she respected his request and returned to Damian's side.
Her heart sang as she realized she hadn't lost him after all, her body echoing the desire on his face.
Her heart slowed, and she froze inside the doorway.
She nodded, heart racing.
He didn't do so out of the kindness of his heart.
She flattened her palm against the spot over his heart.
Her attention shifted to the hand over his heart.
The thought of hurting him made the hand she pressed to his heart tremble.
He lifted her hand to his heart.
To emphasize his words, he lifted her hand and placed it over his heart.
Deidre's heart was flying at his nearness.
Her heart quickened as she entered her room.
It made her heart race.
She placed her hand on his heart.
Her heart slammed into her chest at the thought of confronting the devil.
The death of innocents, the weakness of a man's honor, heart or soul.
Deidre's heart beat hard.
Deidre hugged herself and padded down the hallway, her heart flipping in her chest.
Her heart was breaking again or maybe, her hope crumbling.
Gabriel made her heart flutter; Darkyn made it fly.
Deidre stopped his next kiss by placing her hand on his heart.
Deidre wasn't vindictive, but she still didn't fathom the amount of evil in one's heart it took to kill them.
Deidre held his gaze, heart quick but calm in her decision.
Deidre's heart felt like it was breaking.
"Please don't be angry," she said for his ears only and rested one hand against his heart.
She'd given relationship advice to the woman who condemned her to Hell, advice meant to help snag the heart of a man she hadn't stopped loving.
Her heart hurt too much for her to stop.
Your heart is too soft.
"Like I couldn't …" she placed a hand over his heart "…even the first day, when I thought I had a chance to leave.
Her heart beat rapidly at what it meant to surrender what had been her one hope to leave Hell.
Deidre cried, heart racing.
For a moment her heart leapt, fearful their light had died permanently, trapping them in this awful place.
She was surprised Martha had taken to heart what her husband said the prior evening.
The Buen was nearly full, but as the season crept toward the Fourth of July and the heart of summer, finding a dinner seat anywhere in Ouray would often require patience.
In spite of the protective gear worn, the challenge definitely excluded the weak of heart, and, in Dean's estimation, the strong of brain.
Dean nodded in agreement, his stomach roiling and his heart racing as he hoisted his knapsack to his shoulders and they slowly entered.
His heart began to slow its impossible race.
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