Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of fast.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of fast.

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Examples

  • COHEN: It is not always bad when you figure that lots of religions, Jews, Muslims, Mormons, lots of people do short-term fasts and have been doing them for thousands of years.

    CNN Transcript Jan 16, 2008

  • Not everyone thinks long-term fasts are such a good idea: Shigeru Miyazaki, a physician at Tokyo Teishin Hospital, warns that they can "lead to muscle loss, weaken the heart and cause cardiac problems."

    Holidays Without Food

  • The group hates the Pope, celebrates mass in Latin, fasts on Fridays and requires women to wear hats in church.

    Mel’s mad at cult slur

  • This trial tested the safety of short-term fasts two days before and one day after chemotherapy.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • One thing that I experience after breaking my fasts is a healthy BM within the hour after eating.

    Intermittent fasting guest blog | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • And as for their going to church and keeping the fasts, that is simply to prevent people talking ill of them, and in case it really may be true that there will be a Day of Judgment.

    The Witch, and other stories

  • Lent they never eat till after sunset; their fasts are the more severe because milk and butter are forbidden them, and no reason or necessity whatsoever can procure them a permission to eat meat, and their country affording no fish, they live only on roots and pulse.

    A Voyage to Abyssinia

  • The same was true of Mitchell's so-called "word fasts" -- periods when he refused to speak to staff members or other patients, Miles said.

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  • The same was true of Mitchell's so-called "word fasts" - periods when he refused to speak to staff members or other patients, Miles said.

    Fore, right!

  • If someone "fasts" out of religious reason, will they punish him/her?

    Ten Ten Most Wanted List to be Abolished

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