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See definition of pulses on Dictionary.com
  • nounrhythm, beat
  • verbquiver, beat

synonyms for pulses

  • vibration
  • beating
  • oscillation
  • pulsation
  • stroke
  • throb
  • throbbing
  • drum
  • fluctuate
  • hammer
  • oscillate
  • palpitate
  • pound
  • pump
  • roar
  • throb
  • thud
  • thump
  • tick
  • vibrate
  • thrum
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How to use pulses in a sentence

The Seneschal leaned back, and was concerned to feel his pulses throbbing a shade too quickly.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
He marched to meet it with the throbbing pulses of a soldier rushing to victory or a saint to martyrdom.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Pneumatic pulses travel slowly—at a speed which does not reach 1,100 feet per second.
THE RECENT REVOLUTION IN ORGAN BUILDINGGEORGE LAING MILLER
She could not work on such a day, nor weave fancies to stir her pulses and warm her blood.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
With racing pulses, he lifted his eyes and saw a huge dog crouching in the path before him.
MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
Winston felt his pulses throb faster, for the girl's unabated confidence stirred him, but he looked at her gravely.
WINSTON OF THE PRAIRIEHAROLD BINDLOSS
Again the murmurs rose up, but Winston sat silent, his pulses throbbing with a curious exultation.
WINSTON OF THE PRAIRIEHAROLD BINDLOSS
The boy's pulses leaped toward these things even while his lips curled in disdain at the shallow decoy.
THE DRAGON PAINTERMARY MCNEIL FENOLLOSA
As they slowly advanced up the long room, Daphne felt it almost intolerable to watch them, and her pulses began to race.
MARRIAGE LA MODEMRS. HUMPHRY WARD
Then, presently, the headlong passion of them began to affect him, to set his pulses swinging.
MARRIAGE LA MODEMRS. HUMPHRY WARD
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