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Definition of Lent

Lent

  1. of Lend
  2. imp. & p. p. of Lend.
  3. A fast of forty days, beginning with Ash Wednesday and continuing till Easter, observed by some Christian churches as commemorative of the fast of our Savior.
  4. Slow; mild; gentle; as, lenter heats.
  5. See Lento.

Lent Quotations

Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Heaven lent you a soul, Earth will lend a grave.
Christian Nestell Bovee

The paradoxes of today are the prejudices of tomorrow, since the most benighted and the most deplorable prejudices have had their moment of novelty when fashion lent them its fragile grace.
Marcel Proust

I cap myself when I shop; I don't like to spend extravagant amounts on clothes. But, I do get lent clothes for events, it's scary to wear something so expensive, but I feel really pampered.
Taylor Swift

I have lost my seven best friends, which is to say God has had mercy on me seven times without realizing it. He lent a friendship, took it from me, sent me another.
Jean Cocteau
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Lent Translations

lent in German is geliehen, lieh, verliehen
lent in Italian is prestai
lent in Norwegian is faste

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