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fast day

noun
1.
a day on which fasting is observed, especially such a day appointed by some ecclesiastical or civil authority.
Origin of fast day
1300-1350
Middle English word dating back to 1300-50
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  • Forgotten the torturing heat, forgotten the hunger and thirst of the fast day!

  • During the singing in the chapel on the fast day Barbara had waited vainly for a word of appreciation from the Emperor.

  • The average speed, allowing for changing horses, was about ten miles an hour on the fast day coaches.

    Old Country Inns of England Henry P. Maskell
  • Being prevented yesterday in meeting by reason of the fast day, we met to-day all the morning.

  • He looked in grave despair, but she knew that he was really pleased that she kept the fast day.

    The Garden Of Allah Robert Hichens
  • He himself is as long as Shivoh oser be-Tamuz, and he had to have a misfortune just on the fast day.

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