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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Faint  \Faint\  (f[=a]nt),  a.  [Compar.  {Fainter}  (-[~e]r);  superl. 
  {Faintest}.]  [OE.  feint,  faint,  false,  faint,  F.  feint,  p.  p. 
  of  feindre  to  feign,  suppose,  hesitate.  See  {Feign},  and  cf 
  {Feint}.] 
  1.  Lacking  strength;  weak;  languid;  inclined  to  swoon;  as 
  faint  with  fatigue,  hunger,  or  thirst. 
 
  2.  Wanting  in  courage,  spirit,  or  energy;  timorous;  cowardly; 
  dejected;  depressed;  as  ``Faint  heart  ne'er  won  fair 
  lady.''  --Old  Proverb. 
 
  3.  Lacking  distinctness;  hardly  perceptible;  striking  the 
  senses  feebly;  not  bright,  or  loud,  or  sharp,  or  forcible; 
  weak;  as  a  faint  color,  or  sound. 
 
  4.  Performed,  done  or  acted,  in  a  weak  or  feeble  manner;  not 
  exhibiting  vigor,  strength,  or  energy;  slight;  as  faint 
  efforts;  faint  resistance. 
 
  The  faint  prosecution  of  the  war.  --Sir  J. 
  Davies. 




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