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- n. Plural form of faintness.
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Little faintnesses took her in the eyes and heart.
In cases of long recurring faintnesses from disease, for instance, especially disease which affects the organs of breathing, fresh air to the lungs, warmth to the surface, and often (as soon as the patient can swallow) hot drink, these are the right remedies and the only ones.
Yet these two faintnesses are perfectly distinguishable, by the mere countenance of the patient.
But I hope with the assistance of stomach complaints, faintnesses, and sicknesses, he will soon be restored to that blessing likewise.
"you are going to faint, it is nothing; you mustn't mind these faintnesses!"