Translation of desfallecer in English:
verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb
- 1.1 (flaquear) [persona] to become weak; [fuerzas] to fade, fail sintió desfallecer su ánimo she felt her spirits flagging lucharon sin desfallecer they fought tirelessly 1.2 (desmayarse) to faint, pass out estaba que desfallecía de agotamiento/hambre he was almost fainting o/or passing out with exhaustion/hunger, he was faint with exhaustion/hunger
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Spain's literary renaissance, known as the Golden Age (Siglo de Oro/i>), roughly covers the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It includes the Italian-influenced poetry of figures such as Garcilaso de la Vega; the religious verse of Fray Luis de León, Santa Teresa de Ávila and San Juan de la Cruz; picaresque novels such as the anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes and Quevedo's Buscón; Miguel de Cervantes' immortal Don Quijote; the theater of Lope de Vega, and the ornate poetry of Luis de Góngora.