adjective, faint·er, faint·est.
verb (used without object)
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It’s a tricky job, because ORCS are very faint and difficult to find.These ghostly circles in the sky came out of nowhere|By Ray Norris/The Conversation|December 4, 2020|Popular Science
Arecibo was more than an exquisitely sensitive ear tuned to pick up faint radio waves from deep space.The Arecibo Observatory collapsed this week. What now?|Charlie Wood|December 4, 2020|Popular Science
With such a huge dish to collect radio waves, Arecibo could see very faint objects and phenomena.
I would frequently feel faint after standing for only a few minutes at a time.As a food writer with covid, I worried I’d lose my sense of taste. It turned out to be much worse.|Tim Carman|November 29, 2020|Washington Post
Most stars are too far and too faint to show up as anything but a point.Betelgeuse went dark, but didn’t go supernova. What happened?|Lisa Grossman|November 29, 2020|Science News
The system faintly evokes the charm of the Hogwarts houses—without a Sorting Hat, that is.
Says my wife, returning from the shower be-robed, towel-turbaned, and still smelling faintly of not-made-from-concentrate.
The facts are not faintly controversial for those who believe in reality: vaccination saves lives, families, and dollars.Thank You, Croatia: All Hail Mandatory Vaccinations|Kent Sepkowitz|March 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The camera homes in on a young boy peering out the window, his face faintly visible through its steel security bars.‘Web Junkie’ Is a Harrowing Documentary on China’s Internet Addiction Rehab Clinics|Marlow Stern|January 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If you listened closely during the bleep, you could faintly hear Jacqueline Bissett still giving her speech.Golden Globes Recap: All the Best, Weirdest Moments You (May Have) Missed|Kevin Fallon|January 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Yes, Alessandro," she answered faintly, the gusts sweeping her voice like a distant echo past him.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
There was a band playing down at Klein's hotel, and the strains reached them faintly, tempered by the distance.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Presently the Hole-keeper stopped short and said, faintly, "It strikes me the sun is very hot here."Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
She reached out and took the cigarette from Mrs. Kaye's faintly resisting hand.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Winifred, indeed, in response to a question, said faintly that she thought she could keep going if she had a drink of milk.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
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see damn with faint praise.