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noun as in fast

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noun as in hunger strike

noun as in watching one's weight

verb as in calorie counting

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Now, it is the most traditional and celebrated Christmas cake in Germany—and definitely not associated with fasting.

Like Lent, the season of Advent was a period of reflection and fasting, and items such as dairy and sugar were forbidden.

And saints are a pretty svelte bunch, what with all the fasting and suffering.

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Since this hearing was taking place during Ramadan, many of the Muslims had been fasting since sunrise.

He was exceedingly religious, and up to the time of his marriage had led a life devoted to prayer, fasting, and warfare.

The prophet describes the judgments that shall fall upon the people, and invites them to fasting and prayer.

The people inquire concerning fasting: they are admonished to fast from sin.

Trance and ecstasy were the two avenues he knew to divinity; fasting and seclusion the means employed to discover them.

The thing that strikes me,” began Roger, “is that he may be like those men sent to the house of God to inquire about fasting.


On this page you'll find 54 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fasting, such as: chastity, frugality, moderation, self-restraint, abnegation, and abstemiousness.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.