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swoon

 (swo͞on)
intr.v. swooned, swoon·ing, swoons
1. To faint.
2. To be overwhelmed by ecstatic joy.
n.
1. A fainting spell; syncope.
2. A state of ecstasy or rapture.

[Middle English swounen, probably from iswowen, in a swoon, from Old English geswōgen, past participle of *swōgan, to suffocate.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.swooning - weak and likely to lose consciousness; "suddenly felt faint from the pain"; "was sick and faint from hunger"; "felt light in the head"; "a swooning fit"; "light-headed with wine"; "light-headed from lack of sleep"
ill, sick - affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function; "ill from the monotony of his suffering"
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We had no fewer than three encores, Hough putting us out of our misery by identifying them as he gave us the last: Liszt, Minkus (Don Quixote) and, swooningly gorgeous, Eric Coates' Sleepy Lagoon.
A Romantic in the original 19th-century sense of the word, Russell reveled in the depiction of lush, unbridled emotion, as extreme as it could go, crafting imagery that could be swooningly beautiful one moment and rankly repugnant the next--often, in films like "The Devils" (1971), only a splice apart.
She's the archetypal ugly duckling turned to swooningly radiant swan.
Not because they were yielding swooningly to his masculine posturing but--because they weren't; they weren't cooperating with his legislative agenda (or with each other, but that's another story), but thwarting his budget.
The view down the valley from the top of the all-weather gallop is swooningly beautiful, and George grins: "Get owners up there and show them the view and they generally send me a horse.