faintly (adv.)
timidly, half-heartedly, without conviction
Cor V.i.67[Cominius to all, of Coriolanus] 'Twas very faintly he said 'Rise'
KJ IV.ii.227[King John to Hubert] I faintly broke with thee of Arthur's death
Oth IV.i.112[Othello to himself, of Cassio's supposed seduction of Desdemona] Now he denies it faintly, and laughs it out
R2 V.iii.102[Duchess of York to King Henry, of York] He prays but faintly, and would be denied
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