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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FAINTNESS

Its deplorable peculiarity was, that it was the faintness of solitude and disuse.

As time went on my sensations of illness and faintness increased.

Sometimes I had sensations of faintness and exhaustion for which I could not account.

The girl leaned forward, thrusting—as if by an effort—some of her faintness from her.

And a faintness, almost a feeling of despair, came over her.

But this sort of faintness—a drowsy faintness—passed off quickly.

The faintness of chaperons would no longer imperil his comfort.

He sat down because of the faintness in his legs, and for no other reason.

And would they not die in the meanwhile of faintness, because they were very hungry?

Shaking off the last traces of faintness with a firm will, she got up.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from faint (adj.) + -ness.

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