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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section IV. Moral Affections
4. Moral Practice
 
956. Fasting.
 
  
NOUN:FASTING; xerophagy; famishment, starvation.
  FAST, jour maigre [F.]; fast day, banyan day; Lent, quadragesima; Ramadan or Ramazan [Moham.]; spare -, meager- diet; lenten -diet, - entertainment; soupe maigre [F.], short commons, Barmecide feast; short rations; punishment of Tantalus.
  
VERB:FAST, starve, clem [obs.], famish, perish with hunger; dine with Duke Humphrey; make two bites of a cherry; “keep the larder lean.”
  
ADJECTIVE:FASTING &c. v.; lenten, quadragesimal; unfed; starved &c. v.; half-starved; hungry [See Desire].
  
QUOTATION:Spare Fast, that oft with gods doth diet.—Milton

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