[ UK /fˈe‍ɪntli/ ]
[ US /ˈfeɪntɫi/ ]
  1. to a faint degree or weakly perceived
    the rumors weren't even faintly true
    stars shining faintly through the overcast
    between him and the dim light a form was outlined faintly
    could hear his distant shouts only faintly
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How To Use faintly In A Sentence

  • Through her suit, Suzie Nova felt the diamantine exterior of the alien contraption throb faintly below her feet, alive with incomprehensible energies that course through it like blood through arteries.
  • Stooping, I lifted the belt, ornamental silver medallions that tinkled faintly together like coins of small denominations. I'LL TAKE YOU THERE
  • I could faintly hear the sounds of running water somewhere in the building.
  • She's talking about the faintly unimpressive exit poll results.
  • Now, the dynamics of dynasticism are faintly understood by non-specialists. The Times Literary Supplement
  • The poems come to us across a great chronological and cultural divide, and the reader is reminded of this fact by the occasional archaic word and by the unusual compounding, both of which impart a faintly disorienting tone.
  • Less talked about is the way fame can make virtually all aspects of your life faintly ludicrous. Times, Sunday Times
  • Galanthus reginae-olgae is a reliable early flowerer, producing its faintly scented blooms as early as October.
  • He seemed faintly bored by the whole process.
  • My portion of braised veal trotters seemed to have been overbraised by a week or two, and the lamb sausages tasted faintly of gas, as if they'd been blasted with a blowtorch.
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