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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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in the case of a just visible star or a just audible sound--without becoming images, and that therefore mere faintness cannot be the characteristic mark of images.
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?"
The squire was waiting for me at the stern window, all his faintness gone from him.
The doctor seemed seized with a qualm of faintness; he shut his mouth tight and nodded.
At last, as the bridge at Walton was coming into sight round the bend, my fever and faintness overcame my fears, and I landed on the Middlesex bank and lay down, deadly sick, amid the long grass.
It was only a slight attack of faintness, resulting from the tedious day's journey, and the excitement of arrival.
Bulstrode's anxiety by telling her that her husband had been seized with faintness at the meeting, but that he trusted soon to see him better and would call again the next day, unless she-sent for him earlier, he went directly home, got on his horse, and rode three miles out of the town for the sake of being out of reach.
Being under a necessity of obeying our acoba, or protector, we changed our place of abode as often as he desired it, though not without great inconveniences, from the excessive heat of the weather and the faintness which our strict observation of the fasts and austerities of Lent, as it is kept in this country, had brought upon us.
In atrial fibrillation the heart rate can reach 200 beats a minute causing chest pain, faintness and shortness of breath.
Q I've been experiencing feelings of faintness just recently, though I haven't actually fainted.
In the hours leading up to your donation, you would do well to eat enough to prevent any faintness or reaction.