He fainted several times in the courtroom, yet the judge refused to allow doctors in the courtroom.
A House of Lords spokesman refused to identify which of the boys had fainted.
After she recently fainted in Heathrow airport, her brother spoke up again, publicly saying that the star "needs 24 hour care."
And there was in fact somebody who fainted—Anil Kumar, a former McKinsey & Co. executive vice president.
He was in very horrible condition, and I fainted onto the tarmac and had a head injury that resulted in a concussion.
Do you remember the time I found you—when you fainted in the Art Museum?
I wondered if Zara had fainted, or had gone for help, or what!
She had not fainted, but it was in vain that she attempted to rise; her limbs would not support her.
Here he fainted, and the bystanders thought his soul was just departing.
He fainted upon hearing this; and falling to the ground, lay for a long time lifeless, as it seemed, and speechless.
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.