Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


They were overclouded again, they were fainter, they were gone; but they had been there.

Had I been wearier and fainter, it would have appeared less dreadful.

Now it grew louder, fainter now, and now it altogether died away.

And then the fainter, final asseverations of the more distant bells—twelve!

Another little sigh, fainter than before, followed, and all was still.

The previous sensation, that it was improbable he would die, was fainter now.

The sound of her lover's footsteps grew fainter and fainter.

It was a fainter voice now, and the color was going up her cheeks.

Overhead the swirling clouds were passing on; in the distance the thunder was fainter.

The centre had been growing fainter and fainter, and now the centre disappeared.