The emotional intensity caused regular folks to faint and the media to swoon.
Jeff Gimmel runs swoon Kitchenbar with his wife, Nina, in Hudson, New York.
More than anything else, teenagers seemed to swoon over tenderness and vulnerability that the Beatles expressed in their songs.
Like a verbal snake charmer, he could swoon them into missteps, even confessions.
Long before he took the stage, the mere mention of his name sent this crowd into a swoon.
The figure of the judge was multiplied a thousand fold before mine eyes, and I fell into a swoon.
At last she tried to rise, but fell in a swoon on the floor.
They should neither wilt nor swoon unless overcome by the delicacy and tenderness of my admiration.
But for all they could do with him, he recovered not from his swoon.
On the stairs I fell in a swoon and lay there till some one stumbled over me in the dark and carried me in.
c.1300, suowne, "state of unconsciousness," probably from Old English geswogen "in a faint," past participle of a lost verb *swogan, as in Old English aswogan "to choke," of uncertain origin. Cf. Low German swogen "to sigh."
c.1200, "to become unconscious," probably from a lost Old English verb *swogan (see swoon (n.)). Related: Swooned; swooning.