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Usage examples for fasting

  1. In the streets, people appeared to be fasting, as in the most rigid Ramadan. – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  2. Sir, we would like to know more of the fasting saint. – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda
  3. And Kenach said, " Levabo oculos- I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help;" for every year it was his custom to leave his abbey and fare through the woods to the hermitage on the mountain- side, so that he might spend the forty days of fasting and prayer in the heart of solitude. – A Child's Book of Saints by William Canton
  4. Mr. Gerry supported and voted for all these resolutions and for those recommending days of fasting, humiliation and prayer. – Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution by L. Carroll Judson
  5. It was thus that they learned of his courage which came from fasting and prayer. – The Later Cave-Men by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  6. And after that he was put among cruel beasts, which were excited by great hunger and famine by long fasting, and as soon as they came running upon him he made the sign of the cross against them, and anon they were made most meek and tame. – A Wanderer in Paris by E. V. Lucas
  7. The ceremonial transfer of the sun dance bundle really begins with the fasting of the medicine woman on the first day. – The Sun Dance of the Blackfoot Indians by Clark Wissler
  8. The boys' proverb was guessed by one of the elder ladies-" It is ill talking between a full man and a fasting." – Trading by Susan Warner
  9. He was faint and weary with travel, and felt that he could endure fasting no longer. – The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians by Henry R. Schoolcraft
  10. Fasting also had done its beneficial work; the craving stomach seemed to be resisting the defiant will. – Aunt Mary by Mrs. Perring
  11. If Sunday were a day of fasting instead of a day of feasting, Monday might be radiant occasionally instead of riotous or revolutionary. – The Myrtle Reed Cook Book by Myrtle Reed
  12. Then I had a short talk with them, but on the principle that it is " ill speaking to a fasting man," we agreed to adjourn to the clearing, where they had built a rough log hut for temporary shelter, and have our dinner. – Station Amusements by Lady Barker
  13. So I think it more for a lively young fellow to be ready to play nurse than for one of those useful but forlorn martyrs who have taken a spite against themselves and love to gratify it by fasting and watching. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  14. The men talked soberly, as if at a funeral; while for women of every degree, but especially for the matrons of the upper classes, the three ensuing days were days of prayer and fasting. – The Unwilling Vestal by Edward Lucas White
  15. What is the good of fasting? – Stray Thoughts for Girls by Lucy H. M. Soulsby
  16. The hour of our meals is totally changed; we do not eat so often, and a totally different household arrangement would be required for fasting. – The Physiology of Taste by Brillat Savarin
  17. The fasting, but tardy lady, looks round the table, and having ascertained that there was no egg left, says distinctly, " I will take an egg if you please." – Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope
  18. I was glad of such a marked exception to the rigid fasting. – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  19. They named the following: Fasting. – Principles of Teaching by Adam S. Bennion
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