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  • n. Plural form of fainting.

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Examples

  • Gosh, it's like he knows the "faintings" are going to happen!

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  • The faintings stopped and life returned to normal.

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  • Earlier this week, a similar ruckus in Australia -- involving 5000 girls, injuries, and multiple faintings -- caused police to cancel the 16-year old's concert in Sydney.

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  • If you're going to pick a new director for an S&M horror, where people are flayed apart by chains, it should probably be the one who caused faintings.

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  • Fights and faintings forced officials to call in disaster relief from Salvation Army.

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  • NATALIE SENTZ, WDIV-TV CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Sky 4 shows one of the several entrances, fights and faintings forced officials to call in disaster relief from Salvation Army.

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  • Horror-struck at the relation, she fell into faintings; and, unable to give any reply, was carried to her chamber.

    The Curate and His Daughter, a Cornish Tale

  • In the struggle to be free, overcome with surprize, agitation, and alarm, she fell into successive faintings, while every mile removed her farther from her paternal dwelling.

    The Curate and His Daughter, a Cornish Tale

  • In spite of all objection — in spite of a reluctance next to faintings — in spite of all foresight, vigilance, suspicion — once more is the charmer of my soul in her old lodgings!

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  • Should anyone, for instance, performing phlebotomy, suffer the blood to flow in the manner it usually does, with force and freely, for some half hour or so, no question but that the greatest part of the blood being abstracted, faintings and syncopes would ensue, and that not only would the arteries but the great veins also be nearly emptied of their contents.

    On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals

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