Origin of swound
1400–50; late Middle English swounde (v.), variant (with excrescent d) of swoune to swoon
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Examples from the Web for swound
Hereupon my poor child was torn from me, and I fell in a swound upon the steps.
I poured out my tale at one breath and in one sentence, and when it ended my mother was in her swound.The Shoes of Fortune
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.John Splendid
- an archaic or dialect word for swoon
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