faint (v.) 1
lose courage, show fear, lose heart, take fright
3H6 I.i.129 [King to Lords] Why faint you, lords?
3H6 I.iv.48 [York to Clifford] view this face ... / Whose frown hath made thee faint and fly ere this!
3H6 II.ii.57 [Queen to King] this soft courage makes your followers faint
R3 V.iii.173 [Ghost of Buckingham to Richard] Fainting, despair; despairing, yield thy breath!
Sonn 80.1 [] O how I faint when I of you do write
TC II.ii.143 [Paris to all] Paris should ne'er retract what he hath done, / Nor faint in the pursuit
TNK III.vi.121 [Palamon to Arcite] He that faints now, shame take him!
Ven 569 [] Affection faints not like a pale-faced coward