Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. While fainting; so as to faint.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

fainting +‎ -ly

Examples

  • At the same time she was almost faintingly eager to accept his attentions regardless of the problem in connection with them.

    An American Tragedy

  • Her strength deserted her; and while Benedetto was being led out by a jailer, she leaned faintingly against a chair.

    The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume I

  • Get ready for super-composed, almost faintingly light parlor-pop as unique as your fingerprint. 8 p.m. Friday, Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave.,

    The Seattle Times

  • So we, when we go about to drive sin out of the world, in a way of suffering for God's truth against it,17 we should lay down our souls at the feet of God to care for, that we may not be cumbered with the care of them ourselves; also, that our care of God's truth may not be weakened by such sudden and strong doubts as will cause us faintingly to say, But what will become of my soul?

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 02

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.