Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a fainting state or on the point of fainting.

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Examples

  • Lasalle, the son of a silk merchant in Breslau, was a singularcharacter, a labor leader who was at ease in the beau monde, a socialist orator who made love to aristocratic women, a charlatan whose egotism, inflamed by syphilis, bore at times afaint resemblance to genius.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • Lasalle, the son of a silk merchant in Breslau, was a singularcharacter, a labor leader who was at ease in the beau monde, a socialist orator who made love to aristocratic women, a charlatan whose egotism, inflamed by syphilis, bore at times afaint resemblance to genius.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • Lasalle, the son of a silk merchant in Breslau, was a singularcharacter, a labor leader who was at ease in the beau monde, a socialist orator who made love to aristocratic women, a charlatan whose egotism, inflamed by syphilis, bore at times afaint resemblance to genius.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • Lasalle, the son of a silk merchant in Breslau, was a singularcharacter, a labor leader who was at ease in the beau monde, a socialist orator who made love to aristocratic women, a charlatan whose egotism, inflamed by syphilis, bore at times afaint resemblance to genius.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • Lasalle, the son of a silk merchant in Breslau, was a singularcharacter, a labor leader who was at ease in the beau monde, a socialist orator who made love to aristocratic women, a charlatan whose egotism, inflamed by syphilis, bore at times afaint resemblance to genius.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • As she listened, she felt afaint frisson of recognition.

    Dance Of Death

  • It happened that in the midst of this outcry, the Regent fell back afaint, the moles black, the face white.

    The Lord of the Sea

  • Allah had created women exquisite in loveliness and heart - ensnaring; and at first glance the shaft of love pierced his heart and he fell to the ground afaint He loved her with a thousand lives and, when his mother questioned him, "his lips formed no friendship with his speech."

    Arabian nights. English

  • Squaring her shoulders, Richina offered afaint smile, then cleared her throat "You may begin, chief player.

    The Shadow Sorceress

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