Examples from the Web for palpitation
Its use is a prolific source of indigestion, palpitation of the heart, persistent wakefulness, and of other disorders.A Practical Physiology|Albert F. Blaisdell
The palpitation and dyspnœa were greatly augmented by ascending stairs.Cases of Organic Diseases of the Heart|John Collins Warren
On coming up, I halted, not without a palpitation at the heart.Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship and Travels, Vol. I (of 2)|Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
My stomach has been greatly out of order, without any visible cause; and the palpitation does not decrease.Life Of Johnson, Volume 5|Boswell
She was seldom free from nausea, and suffered a great deal from faintness and palpitation of the heart.A Life Sentence|Adeline Sergeant
Word Origin and History for palpitation
early 15c., from Middle French palpitation, from Latin palpitationem (nominative palpitatio), noun of action from past participle stem of palpitare "to throb, to flutter, to tremble, to quiver," frequentative of palpare "touch gently, stroke; wheedle, coax" (see feel (v.)).