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FA'INTLY, adverb

1. In a feeble, languid manner; without vigor or activity; as, to attack or defend faintly

2. With a feeble flame; as, a torch burns faintly

3. With a feeble light; as, the candle burns faintly

4. With little force; as, to breathe faintly

5. Without force of representation; imperfectly; as, to describe faintly what we have seen.

6. In a low tone; with a feeble voice; as, to speak faintly

7. Without spirit or courage; timorously.

He faintly now declines the fatal strife.