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[.] FAIN, a. [.] 1. Glad; pleased; rejoiced. but the appropriate sense of the word is, glad or pleased to do something under some kind of necessity; that is, glad to evade evil or secure good. Thus, says Locke, "The learned Castalio was fain to make trenches at Basil, ...


[.] FA'INING, ppr. wishing; desiring fondly. [.] In his faining eye.


[.] FAINT, a. [L. vanus, whence to vanish. Eng. to wane.] [.] 1. weak; languid; inclined to swoon; as, to be rendered faint by excessive evacuations. [.] 2. Weak; feeble; languid; exhausted; as faint with fatigue, hunger or thirst. [.] 3. Weak, as color; not ...


[.] FAINTHEARTED, a. Cowardly; timorous; dejected; easily depressed, or yielding to fear. [.] Fear not, neither be fainthearted. Is. 7.


[.] FAINTHEARTEDLY, adv. In a cowardly manner.


[.] FAINTHEARTEDNESS, n. Cowardice; timorousness; want of courage.


[.] FA'INTING, ppr. Falling into a swoon; failing; losing strength or courage; becoming feeble or timid. [.] FA'INTING, n. A temporary loss of strength, color and respiration; syncope; deliquium; leipothymy; a swoon.


[.] FA'INTISH, a. Slightly faint.


[.] FA'INTISHNESS, n. A slight degree of faintness.


[.] FA'INTLING, a. Timorous; feeble-minded. [Not used.]


[.] FA'INTLY, adv. [.] 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, ...


[.] FA'INTNESS, n. [.] 1. The state of being faint; loss of strength, color and respiration. [.] 2. Feebleness; languor; want of strength. [.] 3. Inactivity; want of vigor. [.] 4. Feebleness, as of color or light. [.] 5. Feebleness of representation; as faintness ...


[.] FAINTS, n. plu. the gross fetid oil remaining after distillation, or a weak spirituous liquor that runs from the still in rectifying the low wines after the proof spirit is drawn off; also, the last runnings of all spirits distilled by the alembic.


[.] FA'INTY, a. weak; feeble; languid.


[.] UNFA'INTING, a. Not fainting; not sinking; not failing under toil.

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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1. To invent; to devise; to plan.

Our poet has always some beautiful design, which he first establishes, and then contrives the means which will naturally conduct him to his end.

2. To wear out.

[This must be from the L. Contero, contrivi, and if the French controuver, and Italian controvare, are the same word differently applied, the primary sense is, to invent by rubbing, that is, by ruminating; or to strike out, as in forge. But the word is probably from trouver, to find.]

CONTRIVE, v.i. To form or design; to plan; to scheme.

How shall we contrive to hide our shame? [This verb is really transitive, but followed by a verb, in the place of an object or name.]

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