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faint

a sudden spontaneous loss of consciousness, usually momentary, caused by an insufficient supply of blood to the brain
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Personal faintness, and an overpowering personal candour, were the distinguishing features of Mrs.
Billickin, becoming aspirational with excess of faintness, 'as I hever ham.
I was troubled; a mist came over my eyes, and I felt a faintness seize me, but I was quickly restored by the cold gale of the mountains.
Just before supper-time, however, Anne Catherick startled them all by being suddenly seized with faintness.
But what did you hear about her second attack of faintness yesterday evening?
Suiting the action to the word, he thrust her rather suddenly and prematurely into a chair, and designing to reassure her by a little harmless jocularity, such as is adapted to please and fascinate the sex, converted his right forefinger into an ideal bradawl or gimlet, and made as though he would screw the same into her side-- whereat Miss Miggs shrieked again, and evinced symptoms of faintness.
Some common side effects associated with COREG include shortness of breath, a slow heartbeat, weight gain, fatigue, hypotension, dizziness or faintness.
The faintness of Uranian auroras made the search harder still.
The relative faintness of these emissions all but guaranteed that a radio telescope would not have spotted the remnant, says Schmitt.
The planets are called candidates, because astronomers could only obtain follow-up mass measurements for two of them due to the distance and faintness of these systems.
VICTIMS experience disorientation, a rapid pulse, sweating and faintness at the sight or even the mere thought of guns.
In contrast, the faintness of more distant galaxies and quasars makes it all but impossible for astronomers to assess large-scale clustering far beyond the Milky Way -- at least when using visible light.