faint

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verb
ADVERB
almost, nearly
VERB + FAINT
be about to, be going to

He was so pale she thought he was going to faint.

PREPOSITION
at

He would faint at the sight of blood.

from

She fainted from lack of air.

with

She almost fainted with shock.

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adj.
1 not strong or clear
VERBS
be, sound

His voice sounded faint and far away.

become, grow

The whispers grew fainter and fainter, then stopped altogether.

ADVERB
extremely, very

I can't make out the number—it's very faint.

rather
2 near to losing consciousness
VERBS
be, feel, look
ADVERB
extremely, very
almost
a bit, a little, quite

I was beginning to feel a little faint.

PREPOSITION
with

I was faint with hunger.

Faint is used with these nouns: ↑amusement, ↑aroma, ↑aura, ↑birthmark, ↑blur, ↑blush, ↑breeze, ↑bruise, ↑click, ↑colour, ↑cry, ↑curl, ↑disapproval, ↑echo, ↑flicker, ↑flush, ↑frown, ↑gleam, ↑glimmer, ↑glow, ↑grin, ↑haze, ↑hint, ↑hiss, ↑hope, ↑hum, ↑idea, ↑image, ↑light, ↑line, ↑memory, ↑mist, ↑moan, ↑moonlight, ↑murmur, ↑noise, ↑note, ↑odour, ↑outline, ↑possibility, ↑praise, ↑pulse, ↑recollection, ↑reflection, ↑resemblance, ↑roar, ↑rumble, ↑rustle, ↑scar, ↑scent, ↑shadow, ↑shout, ↑signal, ↑smell, ↑smile, ↑sneer, ↑sound, ↑star, ↑streak, ↑suggestion, ↑tinge, ↑tinkle, ↑tint, ↑trace, ↑trail, ↑tremor, ↑voice, ↑whiff, ↑whisper

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  • Faint — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda «Faint» Sencillo de Linkin Park del álbum Meteora Publicación 1 de julio de 2003 Formato CD …   Wikipedia Español

  • Faint — (f[=a]nt), a. [Compar. {Fainter} ( [ e]r); superl. {Faintest}.] [OE. feint, faint, false, faint, F. feint, p. p. of feindre to feign, suppose, hesitate. See {Feign}, and cf. {Feint}.] 1. Lacking strength; weak; languid; inclined to swoon; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • faint — faint·ing·ly; faint·ly; faint·ness; faint; faint·heart·ed·ly; faint·heart·ed·ness; …   English syllables

  • 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} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • faint — [adj1] having little effect on senses aside, bated, bland, bleached, blurred, breathless, deadened, deep, delicate, dim, distant, dull, dusty, faded, faltering, far off, feeble, gentle, hazy, hoarse, hushed, ill defined, imperceptible, inaudible …   New thesaurus

  • Faint — Faint, n. The act of fainting, or the state of one who has fainted; a swoon. [R.] See {Fainting}, n. [1913 Webster] The saint, Who propped the Virgin in her faint. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Faint — Faint, v. t. To cause to faint or become dispirited; to depress; to weaken. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] It faints me to think what follows. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Faint — Faint: Faint  песня группы Linkin Park. The Faint  американская инди рок группа. Список зна …   Википедия

  • faint — faint, feint Both words come from the same Old French root feindre ‘to feign’. Faint is used as an adjective meaning ‘indistinct, pale’ or ‘feeling dizzy’, as a noun meaning ‘a loss of consciousness’, and as a verb meaning ‘to lose consciousness’ …   Modern English usage

  • faint — [fānt] adj. [ME feint < OFr, sluggish, orig. pp. of feindre: see FEIGN] 1. without strength; weak; feeble 2. without courage or hope; timid 3. done without strength, vigor, or enthusiasm; halfhearted 4. feeling weak and dizzy, as if about to… …   English World dictionary

  • Faint — may refer to: * Syncope (medicine), a medical term for fainting * Faint (song), a song by Linkin park * Feint, a maneuver designed to distract or mislead * Feint (song), a song by Epica …   Wikipedia

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