a- +‎ throb



athrob (not comparable)

  1. Throbbing.
    • 1858, Martin Farquhar Tupper, Alfred, Westminster, Act V, p. 50,[1]
      Thou wondrous harper, that hast thrilled my heart, []
      And made me all athrob with ecstasy,—
    • 1911, James Oppenheim, The Nine-Tenths, New York: Harper, Chapter 4, pp. 57-58,[2]
      The great test was on, whether such a nation could live, and Boston was athrob with love of country and eagerness to sacrifice.
    • 1922, E. R. Eddison, The Worm Ouroboros, New York: Dutton, 1952, Chapter 24, p. 356,[3]
      [] all the earth was blurred in darkness and the sky a-throb with starlight,
    • 1974, Robert Fitzgerald (translator), The Iliad, Garden City, New York: Anchor Press/Doubleday, Book 16, p. 393,
      I have my sore wound, all my length of arm
      a-throb with lancing pain;