or feints

[ feynts ]

noun(used with a plural verb)
  1. the impure spirit produced in the first and last stages of the distillation of whiskey.

Origin of faints

1735–45; noun use (in plural) of faint (adj.)

Words Nearby faints

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How to use faints in a sentence

  • The Master said, He that wants strength faints midway; but thou drawest a line.

  • And even the aggressive clove curls up and faints when ordered to disguise a mince pie breath.

British Dictionary definitions for faints


/ (feɪnts) /

pl n
  1. a variant spelling of feints

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