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- v. Present participle of swoon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- a. & n. from swoon, v.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of fainting; syncope.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. weak and likely to lose consciousness
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In case you don't know, the reason we Catholics are swooning is because Juno, besides being sassy and jam-packed with quotable bon mots, has a pro-life theme.
But typical of the uncritical swooning is DVD Verdict's Rob Lineberger, whose enthusiastic review ends, I've reviewed a lot of movies and been burned out on careworn themes and genres.
In these classes an actual uncertainty prevails as to the nature of vapours, and swooning is practically a lost art.
And wjmego is right about Mozart's swoon-worthiness, but I don't think that other segment of the audience is that interested in swooning.
But basically, journalists seem to have had very little sympathy for her in this campaign compared to what some would describe as the swooning over Barack Obama.
He ` s young, he ` s buff, he ` s got millions of women swooning, that is except for Olympic swimmer Amanda Beard.
But once all of us in the media were done sucking up to "The Sopranos" and "Six Feet Under" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Sex and the City," no one could stomach the idea of swooning over yet another HBO program -- no matter how good it was.
There is a kind of deliquium of the spirits, called swooning away, that may befall believers, which suspends all acts of life, when yet the man is not dead.
Senator Obama has good reason to think this plan will succeed, as serious journalists have written of the need for 'de-tox' to cure 'swooning' over Senator Obama, and others have admitted to losing their objectivity while with him on the campaign trail.
He particularly excoriates Kurt Anderson for an appearance on Charlie Rose this week in which he admitted to "swooning" over Obama.
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