faint

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A film come over the eyes she raises for an instant, as though he had turned her faint.
I will go no further with you; Max will give the alarm if you faint in the avenue, which I don't think you are likely to do, as you have forgotten all about the hemlock.
Feeling faint, I slipped and fell against the talisman, which broke.
Then, stopping to look back once or twice, he slunk off among the bushes to the right of me, and I heard the swish of the fronds grow faint in the distance and die away.
The laboratory grew faint and hazy, then fainter and ever fainter.
I clambered into the pit and fancied I heard a faint movement under my feet.
Heralded by the increasing fierceness of the squalls, sometimes by a faint flash of lightning like the signal of a lighted torch waved far away behind the clouds, the shift of wind comes at last, the crucial moment of the change from the brooding and veiled violence of the south-west gale to the sparkling, flashing, cutting, clear- eyed anger of the King's north-westerly mood.
For the first few miles out of Stoniton, she walked on bravely, always fixing on some tree or gate or projecting bush at the most distant visible point in the road as a goal, and feeling a faint joy when she had reached it.
All at once she turned round, threw up her hands, and fell down in a faint.
She spoke of the Italian character; she became almost garrulous over the incident that had made her faint five minutes before.
Then Sir Henry suggested that it might be well to get as near the door as possible and halloa, on the faint chance of somebody catching a sound outside.
Presently a faint rustling of the bush apprised him of the stealthy creeping of the thing behind.