Village Methodism shared in the quickening which the Forward Movement brought to the large towns.
As the earth of light has five tokens (the mild zephyr, cooling wind, bright light, quickening fire, and clear water), so has the earth of darkness also five (mist, heat, the sirocco, darkness and vapour).
Her heart quickening, she started towards the entrance of the church.
She closed her eyes and offered her neck, surprised to find her pulse quickening in excitement.
Accelerare, to hasten, celer, quick), hastening or quickening; in mechanics, a term employed to denote the rate at which the velocity of a body, whose motion is not uniform, either increases or decreases.