swound (v.) Old form(s): sounded , sounds , swoond
faint, swoon
AYL III.v.17[Phebe to Silvius] Now counterfeit to swound [F]
Cor V.ii.64[Menenius to First Watch] swound for what's to come upon thee [F]
Cor V.ii.97[Second Watch to Menenius] What cause do you think I have to swound? [F]
Ham V.ii.302.1[Claudius to all, of Gertrude] She swounds to see them bleed [reading of F, Q2 sounds, F3 swounds]
KJ V.vi.22[Bastard to Hubert, of bad news] I'll not swound at it
Luc.1486[Lucrece to herself, of a painting of Troy] here Troilus swounds
RJ III.ii.56[Nurse to Juliet, of Tybalt's body] I swounded at the sight
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