faint (v.)
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.143.1[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
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