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The keen wind still carried the howling of the dogs, though this grew fainter as we went on our way.
The laboratory grew faint and hazy, then fainter and ever fainter.
Yes, monsieur," replied the citizen, giving a still fainter intonation to his voice.
The beats of her heart grew fainter and fainter, and vaguer, like a fountain giving out, like an echo dying away;--and when she exhaled her last breath, she thought she saw in the half-opened heavens a gigantic parrot hovering above her head.
Every lingering struggle in his favour grew fainter and fainter; and in farther justification of Mr.
At length the death-stricken old man lay quietly in the torpor of mental and bodily exhaustion, with an imperceptible pulse, and breath that grew fainter and fainter, except when a long, deep, and irregular inspiration seemed to prelude the flight of his spirit.
My eye followed the light cloud of her smoke, now here, now there, above the plain, according to the devious curves of the stream, but always fainter and farther away, till I lost it at last behind the miter-shaped hill of the great pagoda.
That little figure coming towards him in the Grove, those dark-fringed childish eyes, the lovely lips put up to kiss him-- that picture had got no fainter with the lapse of months.
The strain retreated, its sound waxed fainter and was soon gone; my ear prepared to repose on the absolute hush of midnight once more.
In addition to the bright and circular flame, was now to be seen a fainter, though a vivid light, of an equal diameter to the other at the upper end, but which, after extending downward for many feet, gradually tapered to a point at its lower extremity.
He had run nearly half way across the plain when the sound of pursuit grew somewhat fainter, and he ventured to turn his head.
So their little commerce with the outside world shrunk as the trodden paths across the open grew fewer and fainter.