be light-headed

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be light-headed

To feel dizzy, as if one might faint. I'm light-headed because I stood up too quickly. Your mother needs to sit down, she's light-headed all of a sudden.
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There are times when I am light-headed from want of sleep, times when death, with its rest and sleep, is a positive lure to me, times when I am haunted by Longfellow's lines:
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