His warm breath quickened against her throat.
He quickened his pace.
She gave an excited wave and quickened her step.
Something about his voice quickened her pulse.
Even now, her heart quickened and her thoughts raced to the image of him in tight black clothing.
Her heart quickened as she entered her room.
He quickened his step.
He quickened his pace, having little reason to prolong the trip.
She quickened her pace, not wanting to end up the dinner of some demon before she had a chance to try to plan an escape.
Her breathing quickened, and she sought to break the entrancing spell before she began mewling like a cat at his feet.
The wall met another, and she quickened her step, scouring the area above her for some sign of a window.
The squadron overtook and passed the infantry and the battery--which had also quickened their pace--rode down a hill, and passing through an empty and deserted village again ascended.
Her pulse quickened, as did her breath.
Her lips grew hungrier, her breathing quickened, her body warmer.
Her breathing quickened, her heart fluttering.
Her breaths quickened, and her heart pounded.
Her breathing quickened as she realized what she'd done.
His pace quickened, and he left the forest and trotted to the Immortals' stronghold.
Her pulse quickened and she shook him harder.
Romas was all business by the time they rounded the corner; he even released Evelyn's hand and quickened his step into one that befitted a warrior prince.
The general's stride quickened as he exited the medical facilities towards the direction both women had gone.
Her breath quickened again.
His shove almost drove her to her knees again. She steadied herself and looked up in time to see him disappear into the jungle. Fear made her heart pound. The strange path he'd been following appeared ahead of her, revealing itself only a few steps at a time. She started at a walk and quickened to a jog, making sure the path wouldn't close and trip her. The path kept up with her, and she ran.
He quickened his step and his breath came in spurts as he gingerly climbed the stairs toward their rooms.
His pace quickened as he ran, his heart pounding with eagerness to see the magnificent hall that had been his.
Her heart quickened again, and her palms grew sweaty from what she knew was fear.
The scraping ceased, and her quickened breathing reached his ears.
His sultry expression quickened her pulse.
Her pulse quickened as he drew her into his arms.
The lights grew no closer, even when she quickened her pace.
Having devoted much time to the study of the Latin writers, historians, orators and poets, and filled his mind with stories of the glories and the power of ancient Rome, he turned his thoughts to the task of restoring his native city to its pristine greatness, his zeal for this work being quickened by the desire to avenge his brother, who had been killed by a noble, a member of the ruling class.
In the biserial type the polyps on the two sides of the stem have primitively an alternating, zigzag arrangement; but, by a process of differential growth, quickened in the 1st, 3rd, 5th, &c., members of the stem, and retarded in the 2nd, 4th, 6th, &c., members, the polyps may assume secondarily positions opposite to one another on the two sides of the stem.
She almost overwhelmed me with inquiries which were the natural outgrowth of her quickened intelligence.
I believe every child has hidden away somewhere in his being noble capacities which may be quickened and developed if we go about it in the right way; but we shall never properly develop the higher natures of our little ones while we continue to fill their minds with the so-called rudiments.
His blood quickened with bloodlust at the thought of ending the life of another miserable vamp.
The screams stopped, and Damian's heart quickened.
She ducked her gaze, and her breathing quickened.
He lifted her at last and carried her to his quarters, senses full of her quickened breath, heady female scent, sweet taste.
Her heart quickened at the sight of him.
Her heart quickened as she paced through the silent warriors and joined him.
Her breathing quickened, her body tensed.
Her blood quickened, and she felt too hot.
His heart quickened at the first sign of proof that Lana might be alive.
If you don't return… Toby shuddered, and Ully's step quickened.
If the rider were able to draft them, Dean would have trouble matching their pace, so he quickened his.
When his other hand moved up her arm in a caress, her pulse quickened.
Apparently he saw the blood, because his step quickened.
Her breathing quickened even further, uncertainty in her gaze.
Her heart had quickened for two reasons, one of which she did not want to admit.
Her heart quickened once again.
Grim, she quickened her step as she debated how to manipulate her killer before the final blow fell.
His step quickened down the hall, but he was unable to tell if he were eager or dreading the sight of the woman again.
She glanced up at his face - so close to hers - and her pulse quickened.
Her eyes widened and her chest moved up and down faster as her breath quickened.
These events, which produced much excitement in Greece, quickened the energies of the powers.
The beginnings of this rupture, as well as a sharp affray between his volunteers and the townsfolk of Ajaccio, may have quickened Bonaparte's resolve to return to France in May 1792, but there were also personal and family reasons for this step. Having again exceeded his time of furlough, he was liable to the severe penalties attaching to a deserter and an émigré but he saw that the circumstances of the time would help to enforce the appeal for reinstatement which he resolved to make at Paris.
Human intercourse was increased and quickened to a degree not before known.
This is much quickened by the presence of a little dilute acid, though the acid itself remains unchanged.
Thus there were two great political events (the Syro-Israelitish invasion under Ahaz, and the great Assyrian invasion of Sennacherib) which called forth the spiritual and oratorical faculties of our prophet, and quickened his faculty of insight into the future.
The heart's action is quickened.
A special interest belongs to the Macedonian kingdom as it was shaped by Philip, since it forestalls a system which was not to find the time ripe for it in European history till many centuries later - the national kingdom quickened with the culture developed by the ancient city-states.
The feature of his school which attracted most attention, perhaps, was his scheme for the teacher's receiving punishment, in certain circumstances, at the hands of an offending pupil, whereby the sense of shame might be quickened in the mind of the errant child.
Nerva seems nevertheless to have soon wearied of the uncongenial task of governing, and his anxiety to be rid of it was quickened by the discovery that not even his blameless life and mild rule protected him against intrigue and disaffection.
3); he also observes that the Jesuits " have much quickened and strengthened the state of learning " matter, and with a view to their bearing on practical life.
Sandhagen (1639-1697), and there his religious life was remarkably quickened and deepened.
The Reformation quickened men's interest in the Scriptures to an extraordinary degree, so that, notwithstanding the adverse attitude adopted by the Roman Church at and after the council of Trent, the translation and circulation of the Bible were taken in hand with fresh zeal, and continued in more systematic fashion.
During an attack of fever he made observations on himself with reference to the action of quickened circulation upon thought, which led him to the conclusion that psychical phenomena were to be accounted for as the effects of organic changes in the brain and nervous system.
The missionary revival which marked the Nottingham Conference of 1906 quickened the interest at home and abroad and the Foreign Field (monthly) is prominent among missionary periodicals.
Letters from him quickened interest outside his own communion, and in the autumn of 1794 a meeting of Evangelical ministers of all denominations resolved to appeal to their churches, especially with a view to work being started in the South Sea Islands.
The disposition of the Spaniards to make concessions was further quickened by the destruction of their fleet at Gibraltar by the Dutch admiral Heemskerk, (April 1607).
Should the woman have proved to have quickened, the attempt was punishable with death.
The terrible blow to Athens quickened the energies of an anti-Athenian faction at Thurii.
Alexander had settled large masses of Greeks in these regions (Greeks, would seem, not Macedonians), whose attempts to return home in 325 and 323 had been frustrated, and it may well be that a racial antagonism quickened the revolt against Macedonian rule in 250.
If, however, a " contact-substance " is employed and that at the proper temperature, the process goes on at an immensely quickened rate and can even be carried out as a continuous operation.
The space below the sieve thus formed is connected by means of an outlet tap with a closed tank, and this again communicates with a vacuum pump. By this means the filtration is quickened by the atmospheric pressure, and goes on very rapidly, as also does the subsequent washing.
But the success of the Transvaal Boers both in war and diplomacy had quickened the sense of racial unity among the Dutch throughout the country, and there arose a spirit of antagonism between the Dutch and the British which affected the whole future of South Africa.
The destruction of an obsolete political system, begun by Pombal, was completed by the Peninsular War; while French invaders and British governors together quickened among the Portuguese a new consciousness of their nationality, and a new desire for political rights, which rendered inevitable the change to constitutional monarchy.
Then, England and France having concluded a truce, the pace was quickened and the main treaties were signed on the 11th of April 1713.
Three explanations are possible: (I) The saints before they were quickened or made alive together with Christ, were dead through their trespasses and sins.
The strong feeling against the Roman Catholics had h been quickened into a flame, by a great imposture.
a widely-spread relaxation of morals, and also, as far as the educated class was concerned, an eagerness for the discussion of all social and religious problems. The fierce excitement of political life had quickened thought, and the most anciently received doctrines were held of little, vorth until they were brought to the test of reason.
This shameful discomfiture quickened all the suspicion and jealousy fermenting in France.
What had been a slow movement between I585 and 1592 was quickened by Henry IV.s abjuration of Protestantism at Saint-Denis on the 23rd of July 1593.
The idea of nationalism pervaded and quickened all his life and works.
He had little difficulty in repressing the turbulence of the nobles which had been quickened into life during the regency of his brother, but found it less easy to deal with the towns.
The idea of a lurking mystery quickened her pulse.
Suddenly ravenous, she quickened her step despite her dread of meeting one of the elitist mates.
If you don't returnâ€¦ Toby shuddered, and Ully's step quickened.
His blood quickened at the idea of joining them.
quickened soul are after it.
Get your hearts quickened with the Word; go to it to fetch fire.
quickened by the spirit, not blood.
quickened into life by natural law.
quickened again by injurious courtesy.
quickened when, with three overs to go and Esher needing about thirty, Richie Richardson beckoned me toward him.
This school is first observable under the rule of Peisistratus at Athens in the 6th century B.C. Its doctrines are founded on two elements: the Thraco-Phrygian religion of Dionysus with its enthusiastic orgies, its mysteries and its purifications, and the tendency to philosophic speculation on the nature and mutual relations of the numerous gods, developed at this time by intercourse with Egypt and the East, and by the quickened intercourse between different tribes and different religions in Greece itself.
The beginnings of this rupture, as well as a sharp affray between his volunteers and the townsfolk of Ajaccio, may have quickened Bonaparte's resolve to return to France in May 1792, but there were also personal and family reasons for this step. Having again exceeded his time of furlough, he was liable to the severe penalties attaching to a deserter and an Ã©migrÃ© but he saw that the circumstances of the time would help to enforce the appeal for reinstatement which he resolved to make at Paris.
But though his intellect was sharpened and his zeal for learning quickened by the great thinker's influence, Kant's "categorical imperative" did not prevent him from yielding to the taste for wine, women and high play which pursued him through life.
Gildersleeve's studies under Franz had no doubt quickened his interest in Greek syntax, and his logic, untrammelled by previous categories, and his marvellous sympathy with the language were displayed in this most unlikely of places.
The agitation, however, on the Catholic question had quickened the sense of the wrongs of Ireland, and the Irish Catholics were engaged ere long in a crusade against tithes and the established church, the most offensive symbols of their inferiority in the state.
The instincts of every quickened soul are after it.
Their immortal, perfected bodies are quickened by the spirit, not blood.
This dead matter was quickened into life by natural law.
The fever was over, and Emma could harbor little fear of the pulse being quickened again by injurious courtesy.
And my pulse quickened when, with three overs to go and Esher needing about thirty, Richie Richardson beckoned me toward him.
Our sympathies are quickened and go out to her sorrowing relatives and especially to her husband and widowed mother.
While the motor is not necessary, it helps to mimic the same repetitive and quickened ink deposit that can only be achieved with a professional machine.
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