Usage examples for Fainting

  1. The mad tempest was dispersed; it rolled back its sullen clouds from her soul; and, with a trembling cry for mercy, she staggered towards a large chair, into which she fell, fainting and exhausted. – May Brooke by Anna H. Dorsey
  2. The man slid from its back and lifted down the half- fainting girl. – Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West by William MacLeod Raine
  3. No sooner was the door opened than the horse turned round; and the man, suspecting there was something wrong, followed the animal, which led him directly to the spot where his master lay on the ground in a fainting fit. – Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
  4. My eyes were wet with tears, and she was so affected that she fell fainting to the ground. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  5. Her attitude was one of extreme exhaustion, and as Nora touched her, she perceived that she was wet through and trembling; but although she was almost fainting with fatigue she would not consent to go indoors until repeatedly assured that Easton was not there, and that Nora would not let him see her if he came. – The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell
  6. In her horror, and under the sickly, stifling atmosphere of the room, she was almost fainting. – The Crooked House by Brandon Fleming
  7. The poor fellow was so completely whuckered at seeing the well- known wax lady leave her window and march away from the store that he fell over in a heap and only saved himself from fainting by striking his funny bone against the doorstep. – American Fairy Tales by L. Frank Baum
  8. Hold it in your hand and run through the galley: the boatswain is dead, and all the men see that they are very near death, and are fainting. – The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba
  9. Riego and his companions, who were absolutely fainting with hunger, sat down to breakfast; but Falkland, who had finished first, and who had eyed the man since his return with the most scrutinising attention, withdrew towards the window, looking out from time to time with a telescope which they had carried about them, and urging them impatiently to finish. – Falkland, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  10. She would, perhaps, after the excitement, admit his masculine superiority, in the beautiful old fashion, by fainting in his arms. – The Short Works of George Meredith by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  11. The Indian said nothing, but the pale and fainting mother looked on her sick infant and burst into tears. – Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 3 (of 3) by James Athearn Jones
  12. The news, and fatigue, brought on a fainting- fit.... – Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy
  13. The Frenchman fell back fainting. – A Desperate Voyage by Edward Frederick Knight
  14. But I can tell you nothing definite, save that I walked about, mostly among strangers, till the cry rose which sent us all in one direction and me to the side of my fainting sweetheart. – The Woman in the Alcove by Anna Katharine Green
  15. He succeeded in doing so, but fell back fainting. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  16. But in his astonishment he had given way to her, and he fell back pale and frowning, while, without replying, she lifted Daphne- who had a cut on her forehead and was half fainting- from the ground. – Marriage à la mode by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  17. With a sharp cry of pain- of dread- Anna fell on the floor in a fainting fit. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  18. I was fainting during the examination. – The Eulogy of Richard Jefferies by Walter Besant