adjective, faint·er, faint·est.
verb (used without object)
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There’s a faint gospel vibe to both these songs — they wouldn’t feel out of place in, say, a Charlie Puth collaboration — that sets the stage for everything to come.BTS’s new album is sublime comfort pop for the soul in lockdown|Aja Romano|November 20, 2020|Vox
The air starts to cool down and a trained nose can begin to smell the faint notes of mushrooms in the air.
When the electrons struck pure water ice, the researchers saw, the frozen liquid gave off a whitish glow with a faint blue-green tinge.
Entering Badlands National Park on the less-traveled Sage Creek Road is not for the faint of heart.
Our visual system can discriminate between some ten million colors and light fluxes that span about 14 orders of magnitude from faint to bright.The App That Offers Cosmic Awe - Facts So Romantic|Caleb Scharf|October 21, 2020|Nautilus
He fainted several times in the courtroom, yet the judge refused to allow doctors in the courtroom.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015|Movements.Org|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When he expresses concern over her bruised and disheveled appearance, she lies and tells him that she fainted.How Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt Navigated Anna's Controversial Rape Arc|Kevin Fallon|August 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A House of Lords spokesman refused to identify which of the boys had fainted.Thump! Audible Crash As Queen's Page Boy Collapses At Opening of Parliament|Tom Sykes|June 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was in very horrible condition, and I fainted onto the tarmac and had a head injury that resulted in a concussion.
But once there, the men drugged Northup—he was not intoxicated, he said—and after a night of agony he fainted.The ‘12 Years a Slave’ Book Shows Slavery As Even More Appalling Than In the Film|Jimmy So|October 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Those who had fainted, never forgave him for his failure to notify them of what was to happen.The Story of a Life|J. Breckenridge Ellis
There was a loud shriek from the bar, and a bustle—the prisoner had fainted.
He fainted from loss of blood, and afterwards had high fever, just as a human being would have done, under like circumstances.Cats|W. Gordon Stables
And Polly, her message delivered, fainted dead away in Miss Kings arms and was carried back unconscious to the infirmary.Polly's First Year at Boarding School|Dorothy Whitehill
I—I failed you then; I fainted; I felt myself to blame for your betrayal.Angel Island|Inez Haynes Gillmore
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see damn with faint praise.