adjective, faint·er, faint·est.
verb (used without object)
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Derek Carr scored the lone touchdown of the half on a one-yard quarterback sneak for the Raiders, who are trying to keep their own faint playoff hopes from being extinguished.FitzMagic strikes again as Dolphins stun Raiders, but Tua Tagovailoa remains Miami’s starter|Mark Maske|December 27, 2020|Washington Post
In June 2016, a faint star in the constellation Sagittarius brightened a bit.
Astronomers then compare the brightness of these standard candles with that of fainter ones in nearby galaxies to deduce their distances.Astronomers Get Their Wish, and a Cosmic Crisis Gets Worse|Natalie Wolchover|December 17, 2020|Quanta Magazine
A brilliant and lingering supernova may be a once-in-a-few-centuries occurrence, but we’ll have astronomers and the internet to guide our eyes toward a fainter dot.Stars are dying all across the galaxy—why don’t we see them?|Charlie Wood|December 16, 2020|Popular Science
The eROSITA data reveal a faint and previously unknown bubble below the galactic plane, and a matching bubble above.Enormous X-ray bubbles balloon from the center of the Milky Way|Emily Conover|December 9, 2020|Science News
She snatched them from him, and burst into a fit of hysterical crying, which ended in a faintness almost as of death.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
After his interview with Eloise, the Colonel had complained of nausea and faintness, and had gone early to bed.The Cromptons|Mary J. Holmes
The faintness caused by lack of food, the cramps in his limbs from constant kneeling, made him unable to sleep.Robert Annys: Poor Priest|Annie Nathan Meyer
May leans against the wall, a terrible sick faintness, born of excitement and hysteria, coming suddenly upon her.Six Women|Victoria Cross
Faintness overcame me and I stopped to camp, though only a short distance had been covered.The Home of the Blizzard|Douglas Mawson
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see damn with faint praise.