Thrilled
Thrill Thrill, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Thrilled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Thrilling}.] [OE. thrillen, [thorn]irlen, [thorn]urlen, to pierce; all probably fr. AS. [thorn]yrlian, [thorn]yrelian, Fr. [thorn]yrel pierced; as a noun, a hole, fr. [thorn]urh through; probably akin to D. drillen to drill, to bore. [root]53. See {Through}, and cf. {Drill} to bore, {Nostril}, {Trill} to trickle.] 1. To perforate by a pointed instrument; to bore; to transfix; to drill. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

He pierced through his chafed chest With thrilling point of deadly iron brand. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, to affect, as if by something that pierces or pricks; to cause to have a shivering, throbbing, tingling, or exquisite sensation; to pierce; to penetrate. [1913 Webster]

To bathe in flery floods, or to reside In thrilling region of thick-ribbed ice. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Vivid and picturesque turns of expression which thrill the ?eader with sudden delight. --M. Arnold. [1913 Webster]

The cruel word her tender heart so thrilled, That sudden cold did run through every vein. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

3. To hurl; to throw; to cast. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

I'll thrill my javelin. --Heywood. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]


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