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adjective as in loaned

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This year, his daughter decided to start saying grace before dinner during Lent, and he and his wife were encouraging, thinking it would be a nice thing to try out.

Lent declined in a written statement to respond to specific questions about Logan’s allegation but acknowledged the “serious questions that it raises.”

Lent did not respond to questions about how People of Praise handled the allegation, but said the incidents occurred before the two Christian groups merged.

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

Shortly thereafter, T.I. lent his first post-incarceration verse to a remix of “Magic.”

In return we lent the hospitable Post our halftones, and they adorned its first city edition next morning.

There seemed a sense that his blackness alone lent him a protean kind of wisdom, power, promise—hope, we might recall.

Oleksiy Kosarev, leader of a local anti-corruption organization, lent some credence to this conception.

Anselme, thus enjoined, lent an unwonted alacrity to his movements, waddling grotesquely like a hastening waterfowl.

The action was at first a little confusing to Edna, but she soon lent herself readily to the Creole's gentle caress.

This stubborn resistance lent all the more lustre to the piety of our benignant Rulers.

This misfortune gave another opportunity to his detractors, and again the Emperor lent his authority to their false accusations.

He surveyed his man more closely; but the inspection lent no colour to his suspicions.


On this page you'll find 3 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lent, such as: borrowed, and given.

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