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  • Like familiar chords of childhood melodies, every intonation, every trick of her husband's voice swept in upon her, fluttering her heart and weakening her knees till she lay half-fainting against the door.

    The Wife of a King

  • Like familiar chords of childhood melodies, every intonation, every trick of her husband's voice swept in upon her, fluttering her heart and weakening her knees till she lay half-fainting against the door.

    The Wife of a King

  • I reeled away from him and leaned against the cabin in a half-fainting condition.

    Chapter 5

  • The next instant I threw myself through, and lay half-fainting upon the other side.

    Sole Music

  • I was half-fainting with fear and shock when they dropped me sprawling in a chair, and Ignatieff sat down behind the table and waved them out.

    The Sky Writer

  • I was half-fainting with pain, and I must have swooned again, for the next thing I knew there was a blinding glare before my eyes, the shooting had ceased altogether, and there were voices talking close by.

    THE NUMBERS

  • I'll swear she stamped as she said it, and even at the time, half-fainting with pain that I was, I thought it sounded ridiculous; and then suddenly with an agonising jerk that made me cry out, the fearful traction on my limbs was relaxed, and I was sagging against the wheel, trying to % top my tortured legs from buckling under me.

    Fiancée

  • Gallantin yelled above the din for the second girl, and again Ilario named a man; this one at least had the decency to haul her away, half-fainting as she was, to some private place, pursued by the groans of that mob of devils.

    Isabelle

  • Ursula meanwhile was sitting on her little sofa in a half-fainting condition, her head thrown back, her braids unfastened, while every now and then her sobs broke forth.

    Ursula

  • That thou couldst behold her phrensy on this occasion, and her half-speechless, half-fainting prostration at thy feet, and yet retain thy evil purposes, will hardly be thought credible, even by those who know thee, if they have seen her.

    Clarissa Harlowe

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