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    alpacinoutd is offline Key Member
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    what does slowing heart connote?

    I'm trying to describe a situation when a person was scared and their fear began to subside.

    Can I use "heart slowed down" or does that connote sickness or fainting?

    This is the sentence:

    Jack sprinted up the stairs. It was quiet there. He sat down, his pounding heart beginning to slow down as his fear subsided a bit.

    If not, how can I express the idea that a person's fear was beginning to dissipate?

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    Re: what does slowing heart connote?

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    I'm trying to describe a situation where/in which a person was scared and their fear began to subside.

    Can I use "heart slowed down" or does that connote sickness or fainting?

    This is the sentence:

    Jack sprinted up the stairs. It was quiet there. He sat down, his pounding heart beginning to slow down as his fear subsided a bit.

    If not, how can I express the idea that a person's fear was beginning to dissipate?
    Personally, my heart would be pounding just from running up the stairs!
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    alpacinoutd is offline Key Member
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    Re: what does slowing heart connote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    Personally, my heart would be pounding just from running up the stairs!
    Good to see you back here Charlie. They should remove Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from the calendars! That way, you will be here on all days.

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