Danny suddenly gets visions of bloody elevators and faints, and is looked over by a doctor.
He sees the vision of hell, falls down on the ground like a plantain tree blown by a tempest, and faints.
If a man's pain exceeds a certain amount, he faints, and so gets relief.
He is never proof against tears, so sends for their mother, who falls into his arms and faints.
My dear Hiram,” cried Mrs. Otis, “what can we do with a woman who faints?
She faints in the midst of all those dear ones, so kind and loving.
When he faints or falls on the ground, he is raised up and urged to move on.
Rosa faints in going up-stairs, and is carefully carried to her room and laid down on her bed.
In one of his faints, Robert undressed him and got him into bed.
Then, slowly sinking across the heaped-up cushions, she faints.
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.