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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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All of a sudden, through this bright, bold gateway, you catch a glimpse of the faintest, softest, richest picture that ever graced the dream of a dying Saint, since John saw the New Jerusalem glimmering above the clouds of Heaven.
Of the meaning and use of the articles and conjunctions, verbs and adverbs and pronouns he had but the faintest conception.
The sound that disturbed me was the faintest sound imaginable, as of something soft and light traveling slowly over the surface of the carpet, and brushing it just loud enough to be heard.
At the first faintest glimmering of the dawn, his iron voice was heard from aft -- Man the mast-heads!
There were moments of such positive intoxication, of such happiness, that there was not the faintest trace of irony within me, on my honour.
Even Ali, who had hastened to obey the Count's summons, went forth from his master's presence in charmed amazement at the unusual animation and pleasure depicted on features ordinarily so stern and cold; while, as though dreading to put to flight the agreeable ideas hovering over his patron's meditations, whatever they were, the faithful Nubian walked on tiptoe towards the door, holding his breath, lest its faintest sound should dissipate his master's happy reverie.
"I haven't the faintest idea," said the Tin Woodman, and the Lion shook his shaggy mane and looked thoughtful.
There was just the faintest look of trouble in Geraldine's face.
From the way he stared about him one could have seen that he had not the faintest notion of where (nor why) he was.
On the other hand, such was the strength of my stomach, of my alcoholic resistance, that the single cocktail was only the glimmer of a glow, the faintest tickle of a laugh.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Astronomers have found evidence that the faintest satellite galaxies orbiting our own Milky Way galaxy are among the very first galaxies that formed in our universe.
figure By GERALD BWISAbr When Esther Njoki saw her son-in-law George Ngugi Kinyua on Sunday last week, she did not have the faintest idea that he would be dead less than 48 hours later.According to Njoki, a resident of Rafiki village in Saboti Sub County, Trans-Nzoia County, Kinyua was a road contractor.