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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of faint.


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  • The man fainted from the wound, and his comrades covered him with their shields, at the same time showering missiles upon Pullo and preventing him from advancing further.

    Pullo and Vorenus

  • And she gave not over reproaching him, till the blood streamed from his nostrils and he again fainted away.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • As he thus echoed the cry of triumph uttered by the Scots when bursting open the outer gate of the tower, the foundations of the building shook, and Lady Mar, almost insensible with terror, received the exhausted body of her husband into her arms; he fainted from the transport his weakened frame was unable to bear.

    The Scottish Chiefs

  • I don’t know right what it was Jeff, I just kind of fainted, and what could I do Jeff, you said you certainly never any more wanted to come and see me!

    Melanctha: Each One as She May: Paras. 301-400

  • And when she (Sarah) had given her a note from Mr. Pryor, she read it and right afterwards kind of fainted away like.

    The Awakening of Helena Richie

  • When I saw it I went all of a didder, and thought I sud ha 'fainted' for all that I'd dreamt about murdering Owd Jerry came back into my mind.

    More Tales of the Ridings

  • When the mother called to me something about the child having "fainted," I was talking with Koris, but my heart guessed the worst.

    The Story of John G. Paton Or Thirty Years Among South Sea Cannibals

  • Dani Fernandez, a coach with the Spanish federation, said Castellet "fainted" after the accident, which prompted officials to take her to the hospital to be checked out.

    Newsvine - Get Smarter Here

  • Patraeus "fainted" in public and Karsai says the Taliban are winning.

    Crooks and Liars

  • It's fun for me to see the video - I love all the energy and color onstage, and, since I've already "fainted," I'd never seen how it actually ends!

    Moomin Light


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