adjective, faint·er, faint·est.
verb (used without object)
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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
Down, down with him, fifty fathoms down; his struggles grew fainter and fainter, until they wholly ceased.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 1(of 2)|Charles Dickens
Her bosom heaved with a big sigh, followed by two fainter ones.A Love Episode|Emile Zola
The light of fainter stars than these does not affect the retina enough for them to be seen.Sir William Herschel: His Life and Works|Edward Singleton Holden
With the regularity of a beating pulse the old man's shriek, fainter now, came to her from without.The Garden Of Allah|Robert Hichens
Struggle after struggle—fainter and fainter still—still I floated.The Privateersman|Frederick Marryat
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see damn with faint praise.