The early line on Pawlenty damned him with faint praise: Nice guy, good governor, charisma-challenged, a real long shot.
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(Look for the faint line of light running from top left to bottom right in the photo).
But then comes a faint glimmer of hope: Wonder Woman swoops in to save the day, rescuing the monster from his bullies.
I saw a faint, sweet glimmer of the ferocious protector he once was.
Then a sigh, profound and long, and some faint words which he did not catch.
With a faint moan he fell senseless into the bottom of his boat.
Joan strained her ears, only to catch the faint sounds of the night.
The first faint touch of autumn colour was beginning to illuminate their foliage.
At the door of his barn I paused and, not without some faint feeling of fear, knocked.
c.1300, "wanting in courage," now mostly in faint-hearted (mid-15c.), from Old French feint "soft, weak, sluggish," past participle of feindre "hesitate, falter, be indolent, show weakness, avoid one's duty by pretending" (see feign). Sense of "weak, feeble" is early 14c. Meaning "producing a feeble impression upon the senses" is from 1650s.
"grow weak" (c.1300); "lose heart" (mid-14c.); see faint (adj.). Sense of "swoon" is c.1400. Related: Fainted; fainting.
An abrupt, usually brief loss of consciousness; an attack of syncope. adj.
Extremely weak; threatened with syncope.