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Fast, vb. (impf. “--ed,” Gentl. II, 1, 29. In Cymb. IV, 2, 347: I fast and prayed, the termination ed belongs to both verbs), to abstain from food: Gentl. II, 1, 25. Gentl. II, 1, 25 Err. I, 2, 89. LLL I, 1, 303. I, 2, 134. I, 2, 134 I, 2, 134 IV, 3, 122. Shr. IV, 1, 176. Shr. IV, 1, 176 Wint. IV, 4, 612. R2 II, 1, 81. H6A III, 2, 42. R3 IV, 4, 118. Troil. I, 2, 37. III, 3, 137 (Ff feasting). Hml. V, 1, 298. --ing == hungry: John III, 1, 260. H5 IV, 2, 58. Cymb. III, 6, 91. == before breakfast: “she is not to be kissed --ing,” Gentl. III, 1, 326. -- With from: “f. from all,” Ant. II, 7, 108 (== abstain from all food). With an accus. denoting the result: “f. it fairly out,” Shr. I, 1, 109.
Used of abstinence from food for the mortification of the flesh: Meas. II, 2, 154. Err. I, 2, 51. LLL I, 1, 48. IV, 3, 292. IV, 3, 292 As III, 5, 58. Wint. III, 2, 212. Hml. I, 5, 11.* Oth. III, 4, 40. Cymb. IV, 2, 347.
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