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, 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.