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swound

[ swound, swoond ]

verb (used without object)

, Archaic.


swound

/ swaʊnd /

noun

  1. See swoon
    an archaic or dialect word for swoon


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Word History and Origins

Origin of swound1

1400–50; late Middle English swounde (v.), variant (with excrescent d ) of swoune to swoon

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Example Sentences

When my child heard this, she gave a cry of joy, and fell back in a swound with her head against the wall.

A silence that was like a swound fell on the instant, and the light within went out at a puff.

I poured out my tale at one breath and in one sentence, and when it ended my mother was in her swound.

Hereupon my poor child was torn from me, and I fell in a swound upon the steps.

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