adjective, faint·er, faint·est.
verb (used without object)
Origin of faint
Examples from the Web for faint
Her voice was raspy and after answering questions she paused, as if about to faint.Jeopardy! Champion Julia Collins’s Brain Feels Like Mush|Sujay Kumar|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I saw a faint, sweet glimmer of the ferocious protector he once was.
But this time I can plainly hear, through the rush of words, the faint rattle of hysteria that bespeaks a screw loose somewhere.
After about an hour, he hears a faint tapping sound from inside the freezer and opens the door.Robin Williams, Hollywood’s Grand Jester, Is Dead at 63|Marlow Stern|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A fine book all around, but not a book for the faint of heart.
And Holmes's comet of 1892 displayed only a faint prismatic band devoid of any characteristic feature.A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century|Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
On the model's face was her faint, impersonal professional smile that seemed to cover something like weariness or contempt.The Trimmed Lamp|O. Henry
The ringmaster will half step forward to catch you before you faint.Michael, Brother of Jerry|Jack London
But in another minute the beer had gone to his head, and a faint and even pleasant shiver ran down his spine.Crime and Punishment|Fyodor Dostoevsky
At the words the girl looked up quickly at her father, a faint realization of his meaning striking her like a blow in the face.The Monster Men|Edgar Rice Burroughs
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Idioms and Phrases with faint
see damn with faint praise.