The emotional intensity caused regular folks to faint and the media to swoon.
Jeff Gimmel runs swoon Kitchenbar with his wife, Nina, in Hudson, New York.
Like a verbal snake charmer, he could swoon them into missteps, even confessions.
It is for the power of stirring, goose-pimply rhetoric that makes those who are privileged to hear it swoon in rapture.
Then Dylan McDermott turns around in an FBI vest and a Dirty Harry attitude, and you swoon.
The figure of the judge was multiplied a thousand fold before mine eyes, and I fell into a swoon.
All this Barnaby saw with his first clear consciousness after his swoon.
They should neither wilt nor swoon unless overcome by the delicacy and tenderness of my admiration.
Vanished into the swoon whose blackness encompassed and hid me.
On the stairs I fell in a swoon and lay there till some one stumbled over me in the dark and carried me in.
c.1300, suowne, "state of unconsciousness," probably from Old English geswogen "in a faint," past participle of a lost verb *swogan, as in Old English aswogan "to choke," of uncertain origin. Cf. Low German swogen "to sigh."
c.1200, "to become unconscious," probably from a lost Old English verb *swogan (see swoon (n.)). Related: Swooned; swooning.