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.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • 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.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • "I can't look on him again," said I; while the faintishness increased, so that I could hardly speak.

    Tom Cringle's Log

  • Davenant returned she put Helen's mind at ease by saying it was only a little faintishness from over-fatigue.

    Tales and Novels — Volume 10

  • 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.



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