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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Faint, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fainted; p. pr. & vb. n. Fainting.]
 1. To become weak or wanting in vigor; to grow feeble; to lose strength and color, and the control of the bodily or mental functions; to swoon; -- sometimes with away. See Fainting, n.
    Hearing the honor intended her, she fainted away.   --Guardian.
    If I send them away fasting . . . they will faint by the way.   --Mark viii. 8.
 2. To sink into dejection; to lose courage or spirit; to become depressed or despondent.
    If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.   --Prov. xxiv. 10.
 3. To decay; to disappear; to vanish.
    Gilded clouds, while we gaze upon them, faint before the eye.   --Pope.