swooning


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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"
References in classic literature ?
When he became aware that his arm was broken, this man, so harsh to others, fell swooning on the threshold, where he remained motionless and cold, as if dead.
But there was no swooning in that superheated room.
Maggie lost herself in sympathy with the wanderers swooning in snow storms beneath happy-hued church windows.
A wild shriek pierced the house, and the Provencale fell swooning: a shriek and a swoon were demanded by the play, but the swooning too was real this time.
She has long ago stopped swooning over me; maybe I should change my deodorant (maybe I should use one), but she swooned over Cliff again when she saw him on television performing a song from his new album - The Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll Songbook.
His utter brilliance made Victorians swoon, but he seemed incapable of swooning back.
"When his management noticed what was going on, though, they made sure Mark was rushed in to the club and kept away until the trouble was over, but being a hero just seemed to make the swooning crowd of female admirers swoon even more."
Alexandra Burke may have had a couple of No 1s but JLS, who came second in The X Factor in 2008, have caught the imagination of a nation of swooning teenage girls.
The houseplants sink into melancholy, swooning along
What we did get was Cheryl crying, Cheryl swooning, Cheryl being reunited with an old friend who sings in bingo halls, Cheryl opening her mouth and talking (please make it go away) and Cheryl ...
The title track is Floyd incarnate, its harmonies and swooning guitar straight from the Meddle era, while Watson's tremulous vocal on standout Slip Into Your Skin falls somewhere between Buckley and Coldplay's Chris Martin.