That may be a small comfort to the man who made and lost $28 billion in a heartbeat.
Never did he break his stride; rarely did he have competition with a pulse and a heartbeat.
“She is going to be a heartbeat away from the presidency,” Zencey continued.
Anyone with a heartbeat felt for the South Carolina governor during his awkward, drawn-out press conference.
A former legislative director of Ohio Right to Life, Porter is in many ways the godmother of the heartbeat movement.
And now suddenly her heartbeat began to quicken again until its thumping became tumultuous.
DeVore looked at his superior expressionless for a heartbeat.
Both the heartbeat and the breathing in the young child are much more rapid than in the grown person.
Then, at last, he detected a heartbeat, very feeble and slow yet unmistakable.
By this time the heartbeat could be detected every moment growing stronger.
heartbeat heart·beat (härt'bēt')
A single complete pulsation of the heart.
2. A periodic synchronisation signal used by software or hardware, such as a bus clock or a periodic interrupt.
3. The "natural" oscillation frequency of a computer's clock crystal, before frequency division down to the machine's clock rate.
4. A signal emitted at regular intervals by software to demonstrate that it is still alive. Sometimes hardware is designed to reboot the machine if it stops hearing a heartbeat. See also breath-of-life packet, watchdog.