Many countries have semi-autonomous regions, faintly resembling a state.
Sure enough, within seconds, he looked up with what I would describe as only faintly bemused indignation and said, “ Ar-guably?”
With the thin, vertical scar down his right cheek, the general effect was faintly piratical.
The facts are not faintly controversial for those who believe in reality: vaccination saves lives, families, and dollars.
She pulls him down until they are kneeling, facing each other on the faintly glowing moss.
Mr. Andrews smiled a little, but it was faintly, and he looked perplexed.
She smiled at him faintly, nodding her head as though to keep pace with her thoughts.
And faintly, from far in the rear, came a babel of shrill calls—weird, inhuman!
Far away on the sea that was faintly silvered by the moon there was a black speck.
faintly he heard the steady clack of train trucks and he knew that he was still on the Southern Limited.
c.1300, "wanting in courage," now mostly in faint-hearted (mid-15c.), from Old French feint "soft, weak, sluggish," past participle of feindre "hesitate, falter, be indolent, show weakness, avoid one's duty by pretending" (see feign). Sense of "weak, feeble" is early 14c. Meaning "producing a feeble impression upon the senses" is from 1650s.
"grow weak" (c.1300); "lose heart" (mid-14c.); see faint (adj.). Sense of "swoon" is c.1400. Related: Fainted; fainting.
An abrupt, usually brief loss of consciousness; an attack of syncope. adj.
Extremely weak; threatened with syncope.