Faint Faint, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fainted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fainting}.] 1. To become weak or wanting in vigor; to grow feeble; to lose strength and color, and the control of the bodily or mental functions; to swoon; -- sometimes with away. See {Fainting}, n. [1913 Webster]

Hearing the honor intended her, she fainted away. --Guardian. [1913 Webster]

If I send them away fasting . . . they will faint by the way. --Mark viii. 8. [1913 Webster]

2. To sink into dejection; to lose courage or spirit; to become depressed or despondent. [1913 Webster]

If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small. --Prov. xxiv. 10. [1913 Webster]

3. To decay; to disappear; to vanish. [1913 Webster]

Gilded clouds, while we gaze upon them, faint before the eye. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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