from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A slight degree of faintness; languor.
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Had I been by myself, this faintishness might have come over my heart.
In the meanwhile, understanding the state of the case, she ran to get some cordial waters, sovereign, of course, in all cases of faintishness whatsoever.
"I can't look on him again," said I; while the faintishness increased, so that I could hardly speak.
Davenant returned she put Helen's mind at ease by saying it was only a little faintishness from over-fatigue.
But just as Sir Jacob was on horseback to accompany them, and the ladies were ready to go, I was taken with a sudden disorder and faintishness; so that Lady Davers, who is very tender of me, and watches every change of my countenance, would not let me go with them, though my disorder was going off: and my dear Mr.B. was pleased to excuse me; and just meeting with Mr. Williams, as they went to the coach, they took him with them, to fill up the vacant place.