faint dead away

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faint dead away

To lose consciousness; to pass out. I don't know what happened, I just got dizzy all of a sudden and fainted dead away.
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faint dead away

Fig. to faint and fall unconscious. I almost fainted dead away. David will faint dead away when he reads this.
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References in classic literature ?
And when she saw a strange man striding down the hall with a candle in his hand she screamed blue murder and fainted dead away. They had to send for the doctor before they could bring her to, and it was several days before she could look at Marshall without shaking all over."
Little Maggie Murphy fainted dead away, and Beatrice Peralta fell an' scratched her face horrible.
I fainted dead away, and I was very sick for months after.
"Your boy's jest fainted dead away. They do that some when they're gettin' their growth.
A MAN/The wizard, astonished, fainted dead away as the oaf grinned and did a nimble dust-shuffling dance.
As he exited the office, the student government secretary was coming in and nearly fainted dead away. She asked me if I knew who that was and I said that he looked familiar.
Larry took one look at 'em--and fainted dead away. Officers had to gently revive Lawson so they could read him his rights.
I worked with someone who nearly broke her nose when she fainted dead away at the sight of quite a small spider on the wall.
Of course, nothing so dramatic happened to Harvard's John Winthrop as befell David Rittenhouse in Pennsylvania, who fainted dead away from the excitement at the crucial moment.
I almost fainted dead away, even though I seem to be one of the most recognizable homosexuals in Western civilization as of this moment.