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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English feintles, equivalent to faint +‎ -less.

AdjectiveEdit

faintless (comparative more faintless, superlative most faintless)

  1. Without faintness or fainting
    • 1826, William Scott, The House Book:
      Cramp, be thou faintless / As our lady was sinless, / When she bare Jesus.
    • 1838, John De Pledge, The Muse's Scrip:
      Their labor with success did all defeat, / Faintless for peace they would restore.
    • 1901, Saddlery and Harness - Volume 10:
      The cigar drawer is an excellent introduction, looked after properly by self or servant, and there is always at hand the drink and the smoke for self or friend, or both, saving the often troublesome and sometimes faintless search for the cigar box that will go astray.
    • 1966, Charles Wells Moulton, ‎Martin Tucker, The mid-nineteenth century to Edwardianism:
      [...] his whole work in short was a vitalised reproach to much of the paragraph literature and art abroad, and he had, must have had, a greatness of soul worthy the grove which harboured the much enduring Carlyle and the faintless George Eliot.
    • 2005, Oneil McQuick, The Voice...:
      Allegation that "if we faint not" suggests that this is only time we receive salvation. That is, if we remain "faintless" at all times, even to the end.

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