adjective, faint·er, faint·est.
verb (used without object)
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That makes it appear about six times brighter than Pluto, but still far fainter than any star we can see with the unaided eye.The Hypervelocity Star That’s Being Booted from the Galaxy|Matthew R. Francis|May 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The younger, older, and more sensitive you are, the fainter your fingerprints, Lightflower told me in an interview.New iPhone a Problem for People Who Lack Fingerprints|Winston Ross|September 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But, she continues, “the earlier in life the drugs are begun, the fewer and fainter those traces and markers are likely to be.”Generation Rx? Review of ‘Dosed: The Medication Generation Grows Up’|Casey Schwartz|April 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
South Carolina offer the non-Mitts their last faint hope, but that hope grows fainter by the hour.
Already they had turned the crest of the hill, and fainter and fainter came the sound of the chase.
The cloud coals grow fainter—now purple; and now in ashes they float away into the chill blue.
Presently the thunder grew fainter, and rumbled away down the valley, and the rain spent itself.The Box-Car Children|Gertrude Chandler Warner
Worse than all, it grew fainter and fainter and soon became little more than a trail.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
The clanking of the keys grows fainter and fainter; the sound of footsteps dies away.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
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Idioms and Phrases with faint
see damn with faint praise.