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[predicative] In a state of tremulous excitement:‘he has the physique that could send a thousand female hearts aflutter’
ardent, passionate, fervent, intense, excited, aflutterView synonyms
- ‘His hands were ever aflutter, shaking off invisible water, conducting an imaginary silly symphony.’
- ‘Fanciers are all aflutter after the first pigeons in Ireland were dope tested recently.’
- ‘Her million-dollar smile can still set hearts aflutter.’
- ‘Most students find their stomachs aflutter with nerves during the first days and even weeks of school.’
- ‘My mind is quite aflutter as to where I should begin.’
- ‘He was aflutter with both excitement and anger, so his normally sharp and tactful mind was scattered and unfocused.’
- ‘Their winsome smiles and charming looks lit up the place, setting hearts aflutter.’
- ‘This four-time Olympic champion has a charming smile that wins the love of middle-aged parents and sets young people's heart aflutter with affection.’
- ‘And though it's considered one of their lesser efforts, just having these two names in the credits are enough to set classic movie fans' hearts aflutter.’
- ‘The first is the arrival of a journalist, who plans to do an article on Steve, and sets his heart aflutter.’
- ‘We're not telling you to go for someone who doesn't make your heart go aflutter just so you can have a boyfriend.’
- ‘Her heart, which seemed to have grown, was sent aflutter each time she saw Charlie and she could barely pay attention to anything, much less speak in an intelligent conversation.’
- ‘My stomach was already aflutter with all the excitement.’
- ‘The resulting car would, it hoped, be a sporty machine refined enough to waft executive types along the motorway in comfort but capable of setting their hearts aflutter when they left the slip roads behind for winding country lanes.’
- ‘This boy will have the young people all aflutter.’
- ‘He eventually nodded off, his mind still aflutter.’
- ‘The Danish capital is all aflutter in anticipation.’
- ‘He regrets if any hearts were set inadvertently aflutter.’
- ‘A pair of storage vendors this week were all aflutter after inking large distribution deals for their products.’
- ‘None the less, it set both their hearts aflutter.’
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