fainted

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Faint \Faint\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Fainted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fainting}.]

1. To become weak or wanting in vigor; to grow feeble; to lose strength and color, and the control of the bodily or mental functions; to swoon; -- sometimes with away. See {Fainting}, noun

Hearing the honor intended her, she fainted away. --Guardian.

If I send them away fasting . . . they will faint by the way. --Mark viii. 8.

2. To sink into dejection; to lose courage or spirit; to become depressed or despondent.

If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small. --Prov. xxiv. 10.

3. To decay; to disappear; to vanish.

Gilded clouds, while we gaze upon them, faint before the eye. --Pope.


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