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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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But he fought back the bodily weakness -- and, still more, the faintness of heart -- that was striving for the mastery with him.
But what did you hear about her second attack of faintness yesterday evening?
As the faintness of hunger came over her, Adrienne felt for her purse with the intention of sending Nathalie to a neighboring baker's, when the truth flashed upon her, in its dreadful reality.
Faint," my Lady murmurs with white lips, "only that; but it is like the faintness of death.
She entertained a wild idea of explaining to him the first time they were alone together, of lying to him, of mentioning casually the attack of faintness that had overpowered her just before the moon came up.
I struggled against the sudden sense of faintness that seized on me; I tried to tell the people of the inn what to do.
Genevieve sighed with relief, her tense body relaxing and a faintness coming over her.
Unnaturally fast breathing Fast pulse rate Apprehension There may also be: Dizziness or faintness Trembling, sweating and dry mouth, or marked tingling in the hands Tingling and cramps in the hands, mouth and feet and around the mouth What should I do if someone is hyperventilating?
But, when Burgasser and his team used NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope to observe the brown dwarf in infrared light, it was able to accurately measure the object's extreme faintness and low temperature for the first time.
But even if it were visible, its lonely brightness would simply emphasize the faintness of the rest of the sky in that direction.
If you're otherwise healthy, faintness is occurring because your blood sugar level is dropping between meals.
Prompted by its unusual location and uncharacteristic faintness, Giovanni Carraro (University of Chile) set out to study the cluster more closely.