How to use Fast in a sentence
It was all so fast that she didn't have time to think.
How fast was I going?
Just as fast, she looked away.
Get out as fast as possible.
He ran home as fast as he could, blowing the whistle as he ran.Advertisement
I just got up too fast, that's all.
She couldn't think of a lie fast enough.
There are a zillion fast food restaurants around here.
Mr. Cooms moved fast, and so did we.
Selyn wrenched the door open fast enough to startle Deidre.Advertisement
Dorothy grabbed fast hold of the buggy top and the boy did the same.
Somebody clocked my fast ball at seventy-nine.
She looked away fast for fear of the sizzling blue gaze and dropped to her knees in front of Darian, pulling his hands from his face to see the wound.
Sister Edna, assuming the bones were old and broken props—albeit realistic ones—couldn't discard them fast enough.
The earth seemed benumbed by his icy touch, and the very spirits of the trees had withdrawn to their roots, and there, curled up in the dark, lay fast asleep.Advertisement
He was going too fast.
Mom always told me to watch out for those fast talkers.
Dorothy nearly went with them, but she was holding fast to the iron rail of the seat, and that saved her.
The confusion was partly due to the fact that everything was happening so fast and partly because she had never responded to a man that way before.
She wanted to talk to Bordeaux about it, but they were moving so fast that conversation was impossible.Advertisement
We stopped briefly for a fast food lunch.
We'll need to hit fast then evac.
The school was more than a mile from their home, and the children trotted along as fast as their short legs could carry them.
She couldn't outrun it - in any condition, and it could climb a tree as fast as she could.
Miss Sullivan and others who live constantly with the deaf can spell very rapidly--fast enough to get a slow lecture, not fast enough to get every word of a rapid speaker.Advertisement
Next I tried to teach her the meaning of FAST and SLOW.
Anna Mikhaylovna left him, and when she returned he was fast asleep with his head on his arm.
Walking so fast that it created a breeze that caught the loose hair hanging down her back, she turned her ankle slipping off her sandals.
In route, he pulled into a fast food drive-through and ordered two hamburger meals.
Talon would wipe out humans as fast as he could.
Yully reached the turnoff for the cottage and sped as fast as she could through a winding road.
Now, if we could get the sheriff's office to work that fast we could put this whole bones business to bed.
Our hearts beat fast, and our hands trembled with excitement, not fear, for we had the hearts of vikings, and we knew that our skipper was master of the situation.
The unexpected information was coming so fast it was hard to absorb.
If something happens to the rest of us, I want you to ride as fast as you can to Ashley.
During our walks she keeps up a continual spelling, and delights to accompany it with actions such as skipping, hopping, jumping, running, walking fast, walking slow, and the like.
Tomorrow they would be leaving, and it couldn't come fast enough.
It all happened so fast.
The frightened fox scampered away as fast as it could; and Aristomenes followed, clinging to its tail.
This speaks to the fabulous wealth of this country and how our expectation of material possessions has risen so fast that we have redefined poverty to include what once were deemed luxury items.
He cuts and saws the solid pond, unroofs the house of fishes, and carts off their very element and air, held fast by chains and stakes like corded wood, through the favoring winter air, to wintry cellars, to underlie the summer there.
The wild goose is more of a cosmopolite than we; he breaks his fast in Canada, takes a luncheon in the Ohio, and plumes himself for the night in a southern bayou.
As fast as ever the horses can gallop, so fast we'll go!
As soon as the King began to speak loud and fast his royal dignity instantly forsook him, and without noticing it he passed into his natural tone of good-natured familiarity.
The caleche flew over the ground as fast as the horses could draw it, but for a long time Count Rostopchin still heard the insane despairing screams growing fainter in the distance, while his eyes saw nothing but the astonished, frightened, bloodstained face of "the traitor" in the fur-lined coat.
So what was the use of performing various operations on the French who were running away as fast as they possibly could?
Must he travel so fast?
There he swung up behind her and they rode away from the area at a fast trot.
Either he got smart fast or someone tipped him off.
Swords clashed and spit sparks while their feet danced too fast for her to follow.
She hadn't expected it to form so fast or so strong.
She drove fast and arrived half an hour later to the safe house and parked out front.
Blood left her head so fast that for a moment she thought she would faint.
You sure walk fast.
Working as fast as she could, she started a pot of coffee and sliced some ham.
She pushed fast food trash from the passenger seat.
Desire rose hot and fast in him, more so when he felt the cool tickle of her power, the combination of cool energy and warm skin making his blood race.
We're tracking the demons now but not fast enough.
His breathing was shallow and fast.
She couldn't be late again for her job as an assistant general manager of a fast food joint, or she'd be fired.
She drank the caramel liquid too fast and was soon too dizzy to stand.
Her heart was beating fast, her palms sweaty.
She sped up, and so did the creature. Katie stopped fast. The shadow Immortal stopped with her.
She cleaned up the blood first then took a fast enough shower that the water didn't have time to warm from cold to hot.
She was losing blood fast, her movements growing heavy.
The point at issue was when the Paschal fast was to be reckoned as ending.
For the veterinary profession, all three are changing fast.
In the long term the Government expects up to 5% of the teaching profession to have gone through the fast track.
His eyes closed and he was soon fast asleep.
I can now tell her to bring me a large book or a small plate, to go upstairs slowly, to run fast and to walk quickly.
Wants to vanquish Buonaparte? said the old man, shaking his powdered head as much as the tail, which Tikhon was holding fast to plait, would allow.
It was only by the keener wind that met them and the jerks given by the side horses who pulled harder--ever increasing their gallop--that one noticed how fast the troyka was flying.
She suggested that Natasha should fast and prepare for Holy Communion, and Natasha gladly welcomed the idea.
You're going a little fast.
His moods flipped back and forth so fast it was hard to know how he would respond to anything.
Bordeaux was a persuasive man with a tendency to move fast - apparently not only with women.
It all happened so fast that she didn't have time to think, only to cling to the one solid thing she could find - Cade.
The sea shore is too far to the east so I fear she'll be remanded to a roadside bier of Kudzu and discarded fast food wrappers.
Shut up; I told you not to interrupt... anyway, the damn thing went too fast for the old folks... over two miles an hour, I guess.
Neither Betsy nor I liked chain fast food so I looked in the windows of the café we liked.
I'm rebuilding as fast as I can, but it ain't easy finding new Guardians, let alone those who make good agents.
Get her ready, fast.
He had to find her fast.
And you weren't driving that fast.
But back then, being pregnant with no husband didn't get you up the social ladder any too fast.
I don't see Deidre, Wynn said, thinking fast.
It happened so fast that in spite of his warning, she was nearly unseated.
The next few minutes happened so fast that she barely had time to think, much less react.
I was running as fast as I could, but it was like I was running in slow motion.
I'm trying to wrap up everything as fast as I can, Logan said.
She ran as fast as she could, knowing it was her only chance.
Life got real weird, real fast.
Her face grew hot fast.
That day wasn't coming fast enough.
She knew if she woke up too fast, she'd feel like she had a hangover.
Second, find out when the general manager of the fast food joint where she worked was returning from maternity leave.
Her headache was returning, her heart beating so fast she knew she'd pass out if she didn't calm down.
At his severe tone, she took another step back, ready to exit as fast as she could in the snug dress and high heels.
He could fix her fast.
Nishani was not only brilliant, but she was fast in her work.
The day grew hot fast, though the surrounding peaks shaded her from the sun itself.
The hill was wide and her blood thrummed as she moved as fast as she could.
Instead, she ran as fast as she could on the trail.
They were going fast, much faster than he expected.
Gladys was dressed in a tiny skirt that made her look like a cheerleader for the Slim Fast "before" team.
We know you and your good buddy Jake Weller played it fast and loose last summer when that guy Glick got killed.
Martha, who couldn't have run that fast from her trailer if she did have a decent pair of sneakers—which she didn't—was at the door, pulling a sled upon which was piled a bundle far smaller than any ten-year-old's belongings ought to represent.
Jackson could see this guy needed some motivation to move fast.
How fast does it go?
She was glowing, and talking so fast, Jackson could barely keep up.
He steadied himself with his hands on his knees for a moment, panting; then opened a bottle and started to drink, fast; desperate to find oblivion.
He began drinking the scotch fast, hoping to find some reprieve.
Jesus, how fast can you run?
The conversation was moving a little fast.
I didn't expect the critical infrastructure to disintegrate so fast.
He'd heal four times faster than a normal human, but it wasn't fast enough.
Lana held her breath at the whirling world, certain their death would at least be fast.
The helicopter righted itself fast, and she saw the parachute Brady had been trying to release by smashing his fist against the control box in the ceiling.
She ate fast and had second helpings.
What I can say is that she learns fast.
Too fast, he felt the buffers' effect on his powers lessen, and magic exploded through him.
We should move as fast as you can.
The crack grew fast, flying down the trail towards Gabriel. The sound of the earth tearing grew louder. The trees on either side of her expanded, quickly doubling and then quadrupling in size. Afraid of being crushed between them, Katie darted off the trail towards Andre, who ran ahead of her.
The branch lowered him so fast, his stomach turned. Toby scampered off the branch and stared upwards, wondering how Death could allow the demons into her domain. He looked around wildly, expecting them to leap from his surroundings.
Katie said, rising. The ground still rumbled, the trees surrounding both food cubes expanding fast and tearing up the ground in several directions as they did. She looked around, irritated to find she'd caused a chasm to form between them and the direction they'd been running.
Katie sought an entrance into the palatial estate, not seeing one along this side. She ran alongside the marble structure. It was well over quarter mile in length. Toby pulled away from her suddenly, and she stopped so fast, she tripped.
His shirt and tie were in place as usual and Mrs. Lincoln was curled up on the bath mat at his feet, fast asleep.
Sorry I lied to you about the escrow money—there wasn't any point in my doing it but I didn't think fast enough.
Carmen, if you ever feel threatened by him, get away from him as fast as you can – imagined or not.
Everything has happened so fast.
News sure travels fast around here.
I'm sure there are exceptions, but for the most part, I think people do just as well with their clergy or a friend — though maybe not as fast.
When he looked too fast, he still saw the jagged, deep scars that the Healer had gotten rid of.
He reacted too fast for her to counter, snatching her forearms and shoving her onto her stomach.
It was not the hard, fast, lustful connection he felt with his first mate, but a deeper connection.
She didn't expect her life to change quite so fast or to be accepted into the White God's family with such ease.
Just as fast, it exploded into light again, as Bianca's charged healing power slammed through her.
Even carrying a White God, Jenn couldn't explain Sofi's pregnancy accelerating so fast, unless …"Wait, exactly how long have you been here?"
She was fading fast.
The sound of men crashing through the forest grew near fast.
He fought hard and fast, disturbed by an image of the woman with the piercing eyes being snapped up by a trap in the field.
People didn't fall in love that fast.
The information was coming in too fast - and erratic.
He chuckled "No, all southern men aren't slow - and obviously all California women aren't fast."
She turned away fast.
Another sensation rose up within her fast and hard.
Just that fast, he'd turned the tables on her once more.
The car gripped the road so well, she couldn't imagine how fast that was!
Rendered breathless, Jessi wasn't certain she'd be able to stand on her own, if he walked away too fast.
He'll succeed, if you don't bring them here, and things will get bad fast.
She shivered at the sensations, desire blooming hot and fast within her.
That ship is sinking fast, isn't it?
It rippled with lightening and spread fast, soon blocking the moon before it rolled outward in every direction.
He turned on Eden so fast, she stepped back.
The wazir now bethought him that he had a good opportunity for satisfying an old quarrel against the adjoining tribe of Rohillas, who had played fast and loose with him while the Mahratta army was at hand.
Council moving fast.
The lightness of the moving part enables great rapidity of action to be obtained, which for fast speed working is very essential.
Of the Lenten fast or Quadragesima, the first mention is in the fifth canon of the council of Nicaea (325), and from this time it is frequently referred to, but chiefly as a season of preparation for baptism, of absolution of penitents or of retreat and recollection.
In Rome and Alexandria, and even in Jerusalem, Holy Week was included in Lent and the whole fast lasted but six weeks, Saturdays, however, not being exempt.
Both at Rome and Constantinople, therefore, the actual fast was but thirty-six days.
Some Churches still continued the three weeks' fast, but by the middle of the 5th century most of these divergences had ceased and the usages of Antioch-Constantinople and Rome-Alexandria had become stereotyped in their respective spheres of influence.
The Lenten fast was retained at the Reformation in some of the reformed Churches, and is still observed in the Anglican and Lutheran communions.
In England, English, French, Latin, were the three tongues of a single nation; they were its vulgar, its courtly and its learned speeches, of which three the courtly was fast giving way to the vulgar.
Used on several English lines for fast passenger traffic, and also on many European railways.
The speed at which the journey has to be completed is obviously another important factor, though the increased power of modern locomotives permits trains to be heavier and at the same time to run as fast, and often faster, than was formerly possible, and in consequence the general tendency is towards increased weight as well as increased speed.
With the Jewish Christians, whose leading thought was the death of Christ as the Paschal Lamb, the fast ended at the same time as that of the Jews, on the fourteenth day of the moon at evening, and the Easter festival immediately followed, without regard to the day of the week.
The population of the colony increases fast, and a well-grown nest contains several " queens " and males, besides a large number of workers.
There .are also fast days called m'battal (Arab.), on which it is forbidden to kill any living thing or eat flesh.
The temper-screw forms the connecting link between the walking-beam and cable, and it is ' let out ' gradually to regulate the play of the jars as fast as the drill penetrates.
The steam operates by carrying the vapours away to the condenser as fast as they are generated, the injury to the products resulting from their remaining in contact with the highly-heated surface of the still being thus prevented.
The Fast of Ramadhan, however, is generally observed with some faithfulness.
At another time, for the same reason, he kept an absolute fast for a week.
They are used in the pursuit of hares, and, although they are capable of very fast runs, have less endurance than foxhounds, and follow the trail with more care and deliberation.
The latter with at least 50,000 men was marching in two columns, and ought therefore to have delivered its men into line of battle twice as fast as the French, who had to deploy from a single issue, and whose columns had opened out in the passage of the Kosen defile and the long ascent of the plateau above.
In 1903 there was considerable discussion as to the placing of the line under international control, and the question aroused special interest in England in view of the short route which the line would provide to India, in connexion with fast steamship services in the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf.
In aqueous solutions, for instance, a few hydrogen (H) and hydroxyl (OH) ions derived from the water are always present, and will be liberated if the other ions require a higher decomposition voltage and the current be kept so small that hydrogen and hydroxyl ions can be formed fast enough to carry all the current across the junction between solution and electrode.
If the plates be covered with a deposit of platinum black, in which the gases are absorbed as fast as they are produced, the minimum decomposition point is 1.07 volt, and the process is reversible.
Little or no change of length was observed until the strength of the field Ho reached about 50; then the rod began to contract, and after passing a minimum at Ho= 000, recovered its original length at Ho = 750; beyond this point there was extension, the amount of which was still increasing fast when the experiment was stopped at Ho= 1400.
To this literature belong essentially the apocalypses which were published in fast succession from Daniel onwards.
Although arbitrations proper may be thus distinguished from " mixed commissions," it must not be supposed that any hard or fast theoretical line can be drawn between them.
To this lofty quality of intellect he added a rare sagacity in perceiving analogies, and in detecting the new truths that lay concealed in his formulae, and a tenacity of mental grip, by which problems, once seized, were held fast, year after year, until they yielded up their solutions.
Let them not fast either.
Substantially he held fast the Calvinism of his preceptor Cameron; but, like Richard Baxter in England, by his breadth and charity he exposed himself to all manner of misconstruction.
It is seen that the action is intermittent, liquid only being discharged during a down stroke, but since the driving force is that which is supplied to the piston rod, the lift is only con ditioned by the power available and by the strength of the pump. A continuous supply can be obtained by leading the delivery pipe into the base of an air chamber H, which is fitted with a discharge pipe J of such a diameter that the liquid cannot escape from it as fast as it is pumped in during a down stroke.
He is therefore a Chasid of the ancient type, and glorifies the ideals which were cherished by the old Pharisaic party, but which were now being fast disowned in favour of a more active role in the political life of the nation.
This drew all the children after him and he led them out of the town to the Koppelberg hill, in the side of which a door suddenly opened, by which he entered and the children after him, all but one who was lame and could not follow fast enough to reach the door before it shut again.
As fast as the rock of a cliff is weathered its fragments are washed to the ground by the rain, and carried down the slopes by small streams, ultimately finding their way into a river along which they are carried until the force of the water is insufficient to keep them in suspension, when they become deposited in the river bed or along its banks.
But if his captor held him fast the god at last returned to his proper shape, gave the wished-for answer, and then plunged into the sea.
The Shepherd enjoins instead, first, as " a perfect fast," a fast " from every evil word and every evil desire,.
Since the establishment of the privileged province they have lost the Ottoman support which used to compensate for their numerical inferiority as compared with the Christians; and they are fast losing also their old habits and distinctiveness.
The cavalry of his left wing stood fast, west of Doon Hill, as a pivot of manoeuvre, the northern face of Doon (where the ground rises from the burn at an average slope of fifteen degrees and is even steeper near the summit) he left unoccupied.
It is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to draw a hard and fast line between epistemology and other branches of philosophy.
When the load is being drawn out, the engine pulls directly on the main rope, coiling it on to its own drum, while the tail drum runs loose paying out its rope, a slight brake pressure being used to prevent its running out too fast.
A and B are fast and loose pulleys, and the brake band is placed partly over the one and partly over the other.
The band turns with the fast pulley if µ increase, thereby slightly turning the loose pulley, otherwise at rest, until 0 is adjusted to the new value of µ.
It prescribes a fast before baptism for the baptizer as well as the candidate.
Fasts are to be kept on Wednesday and Friday, not Monday and Thursday, which are the fast days of "the hypocrites," i.e.
The corps therefore stood fast on the morning of June 15, awaiting further Sambre.
But neither order made it sufficiently clear to Ney that co-operation at Ligny was the essential, provided that Wellington was held fast at Quatre Bras.
If confronted by a rear-guard he would drive it off and occupy Quatre Bras; and if Wellington was still there the marshal would promptly engage and hold fast the Anglo-Dutch army, and report to the emperor.
Zieten was fast coming up on the duke's left, and the crisis was past.
Turkish reinforcements could not reach Macedonia by sea as fast as rail and steamer could bring them.
His monks were allowed proper clothes, sufficient food, ample sleep. The only bodily austerities were the abstinence from flesh meat and the unbroken fast till mid-day or even 3 P.M., but neither would appear so onerous in Italy even now, as to us in northern climes.
Both sides stood fast in the old positions up to the verge of the last and greatest battle.
Nogi and Kaulbars stood fast, facing each other on the west front; after the arrival of the general reserve, Nogi was able to prolong his line to the north and eventually to bend it inwards towards the Russian line of retreat.
But this only means that we cannot draw a hard and fast line between groups of early Christian writings at a time when practical religious interests overshadowed all others.
Quantities can be learned from experience, and from watching individual cases; frequency varies within very wide limits, from reptiles which at most may feed once a week and fast for long periods, to the smaller insectivorous birds which require to be fed every two or three hours, and which in the winter dark of northern latitudes must be lighted up once or twice in the night to have the opportunity of feeding.
He held fast to the great idea of the catholicity of the English Church, to that conception of it which regards it as a branch of the whole Christian church, and emphasizes its historical continuity and identity from the time of the apostles, but here again his policy was at fault; for his despotic administration not only excited and exaggerated the tendencies to separatism and independentism which finally prevailed, but excluded large bodies of faithful churchmen from communion with their church and from their country.
Seth was the last child born to Adam; he grew in stature and strength, and began to fast and pray strenuously.
Gunboats were constructed so fast that they were called "ninety-day gunboats."
Mississippi river steamers were armed with heavy guns and protected by armour, boiler-plates, cotton bales, &c., and some fast cruisers were constructed for ocean work, one of them actually reaching the high speed of 17.75 m.
At the same time it must not be supposed that a hard and fast line can be drawn beyond which the spiritual stimulus of this first age ceased.
From the time of Amos downwards the prophets spoke mainly at great historical crises, when events were moving fast and a few years were often sufficient to show that they were right and their opponents wrong in their reading of the signs of the times.
The succeeding festival of Camaxtli was marked by a severe fast of the priests, after which stone knives were prepared with which a hole was cut through the tongue of each, and numbers of sticks passed through.
The schools were extensive buildings attached to the temples, where from an early age boys and girls were taught by the priests to sweep the sanctuaries and keep up the sacred fires, to fast at proper seasons and draw blood for penance, and where they received moral teaching in long and verbose formulas.
Old women were employed as go-betweens, and the marriage ceremony was conducted by a priest who after moral exhortations united the young couple by tying their garments together in a knot, after which they walked seven times round the fire, casting incense into it; after the performance of the marriage ceremony, the pair entered together on a four days' fast and penance before the marriage was completed..
The two had much in common, and immediately became fast friends.
The kids are born small, but grow fast, and arrive early at maturity.
It rarely substitutes directly, because the hydriodic acid produced reverses the reaction; this can be avoided by the presence of precipitated mercuric oxide or iodic acid, which react with the hydriodic acid as fast as it is formed, and consequently remove it from the reacting system.
But in jumping a gate, or a flight of rails, as ordinarily situated, there is no width to be covered, and to make a horse go through the exertion of jumping both high and wide when he need only do one is to waste his power, added to which to ride fast at timber, unless very low with a ditch on the landing side, is highly dangerous.
These systems are separated one from another by unconformitics in most places, and the lower systems, as a rule, have sufferetl a greater degree of metamorphism than the upper ones, though this is not to be looked upon as a hard and fast rule.
The decline in the proportion of children since 1860 has been decidedly less in the South (Southern Atlantic and South Central states as defined below) than in the North and West, but in the most recent decades the last section has apparently fast followed New England in having a progressively lesser proportion of children.
Business taxes are fast increasing, and many special property taxes, these two classes yielding in 1902 7.24% of state and local revenues.
The best variety for culture in Britain is that with red female flowers; the light-flowered kinds are said to produce inferior wood, and the Siberian larch does not grow in Scotland nearly as fast as the Alpine tree.
A weekly service between Constantza and Constantinople is conducted by state-owned steamers, including the fast mail and passenger boats in connexion with the Ostend and Orient expresses.
In other words peace among nations has now become, or is fast becoming, a positive subject of international regulation, while war is 1 This has been incorrectly rendered in the English official translation as " the sincere desire to work for the maintenance of general peace."
The custom, which is ultimately based on the penance of "sackcloth and ashes" spoken of by the prophets of the Old Testament, has been dropped in those of the reformed Churches which still observe the fast; but it is retained in the Roman Catholic Church, the day being known as dies cinerum (day of ashes) or dies cineris et cilicii (day of ash and sackcloth).
On the morning of the same day the penitents were released from their fast.
While Irenaeus held fast the traditional eschatological beliefs, yet his conception of the Christian salvation as a deification of man tended to weaken their hold on Christian thought.
As the seamen got to the wall they leapt down and tried to make the mole grapnels fast (for hauling the ship into the mole), but only one was got in place and a heavy roll broke it up.
Claude Hawkings ("Erin"), who led the way, made a grapnel fast and was shot down on the mole.
It is preceded by a fast on the 13th day of Adar, known as the Fast of Esther, based upon Esther iv.
The death of the god, he suggests, is represented by the Fast of Esther on the 13th of Adar, the day before Purim, while the rejoicing on Purim itself, and the licence accompanying it, recall the union of the god and goddess of vegetation, of which he sees traces in the relations of Mordecai and Esther.
Everywhere he laboured for the Nicene faith, and the impression made by his personality was so great that to hold fast the orthodox faith and to defend Athanasius were for many people one and the same thing.
A railway was built inland for the transportation of fruit to Santa Marta, and is being extended toward the Magdalena as fast as new plantations are opened.
In the days of wooden ships ship-building was a flourishing industry, the town being noted for its fast clippers, many of which established records in the "tea races."
The load, supported by the lower hook, is raised by hauling on the free end and, neglecting any slight obliquity of the plies of rope, the free end moves six times as fast H L C FIG.
Now before the baptism, let him that is baptizing and him that is being baptized fast, and any others who can; but thou biddest him who is being baptized to fast one or two days before.
The preparatory fasts of the catechumens must have helped to establish the Lenten fast, if indeed they were not its origin.
The two "coming men" became fast friends, and their mutual esteem was never disturbed.
Not that it was asserted that he, therefore, could not be forgiven by God; indeed he was urged to pray and fast and undergo church discipline; but the church refused to venture on any anticipation of the divine decision.
After that their visits came fast and furious on the shore-line of every English kingdom, and by the end of Ecgberts reign it was they, and not his former Welsh and Mercian enemies, who were the old monarchs main source of trouble.
The towns were growing fast, and extending their municipal liberties; the necessities of John and the facile carelessness of Henry led to the grant of innumerable charters and privileges.
In a looser sense the word is employed to denote abstinence from certain kinds of food merely; and this meaning, which in ordinary usage is probably the more prevalent, seems also to be at least tolerated by the Church of England when it speaks of " fast or abstinence days," as if fasting and abstinence were synonymous.
And whosoever did eat or drink before the evening prayer was ended should be accounted and reputed not to consider the purity of his fast.
Various people have tried, generally for exhibition purposes, how long they could fast from food with the aid merely of water or some medicinal preparation; but these exhibitions cannot be held to have proved anything of importance.
Brahmanism, for example, does not appear to enforce any stated fast upon the laity.
While remarkable for the cheerful, non-ascetic character of their worship, the Jews were no less distinguished from all the nations of antiquity by their annual solemn fast appointed to be observed on the 10th day of the 7th month (Tisri), the penalty of disobedience being death.
This fast was intimately associated with the chief feast of the year.
The fast was a suitable concomitant of that contrition which befitted the occasion.
One (Yoma, " the day ") deals exclusively with the rites which were to be observed on the great day of expiation or atonement; the other (Taanith, " fast ") is devoted to the other fasts, and See Judith viii.
In no case was any fast to be allowed to interfere with new-moon or other fixed festival.
While we have no reason to doubt that He observed the one great national fast prescribed in the written law of Moses, we have express notice that neither He nor His disciples were in the habit of observing the other fasts which custom and tradition had established.
Habitual temperance was of course in all cases regarded as an absolute duty; and " the bridegroom " being absent, the present life was regarded as being in a sense one continual " fast."
No other stated fasts, besides those already mentioned, can be adduced from the time before Irenaeus; but there was also a tendency - not unnatural in itself, and already sanctioned by Jewish practice - to fast by way of preparation for any season of peculiar privilege.
To the same feeling the quadragesimal fast which (as already stated) preceded the joyful feast of the resurrection, is to be, in part at least, attributed.
The church thus came to be more and more involved in discussions as to the number of days to be observed, especially in " Lent," as fast days, as to the hour at which a fast ought to terminate (whether at the 3rd or at the 9th hour), as to the rigour with which each fast ought to be observed (whether by abstinence from flesh merely, abstinentia, or by abstinence from lacticinia, xerophagia, or by literal jejunium), and as to the penalties by which the laws of fasting ought to be enforced.
About the year 306 the synod of Illiberis in its 26th canon decided in favour of the observance of the Saturday fast.
Of the Eustathians, for example (whose connexion with Eustathius can hardly be doubted), the complaint was made that " they fast on Sundays, but eat on the fast-days of the church."
In Illyria, Achaia and Alexandria the quadragesimal fast lasted six weeks.
The tendency to increased rigour may be discerned in the 2nd canon of the synod of Orleans (541), which declares that every Christian is bound to observe the fast of Lent, and, in case of failure to do so, is to be punished according to the laws of the church by his spiritual superior; in the 9th canon of the synod of Toledo (653), which declares the eating of flesh during Lent to be a mortal sin; in Charlemagne's law for the newly conquered Saxony, which attaches the penalty of death to wanton disregard of the holy season.'
The so-called Butter Towers (Tours de beurre) of Rouen, 1485-1507, Bourges and other cities, are said to have been built with money raised by sale of dispensations to eat lacticinia on fast days.
Of the nine fundamental laws of that Priscillian, whose widespread heresy evoked from the synod of Saragossa (418) the canon, " No one shall fast on Sunday, nor may any one absent himself from church during Lent and hold a festival of his own," appears, on the question of fasting, not to have differed from the Encratites and various other sects of Manichean tendency (c. 406).
A week before the Great Fast (Lent), a fast of three days is observed in commemoration of that of the.
The Great Fast continues fifty-five days; nothing is eaten except bread and vegetables, and that only in the afternoon, when church prayers are over.
The Fast of the Nativity lasts for twenty-eight days before Christmas; that of the Apostles for a variable number of days from the Feast of the Ascension; and that of the Virgin for fifteen days before the Assumption.
All Wednesdays and Fridays are also fast days except those that occur in the period between Easter and Whitsunday.
As matter of fact, the Reformed churches in no case gave up the custom of observing fast days, though by some churches the number of such days was greatly reduced.
The evens or vigils before Christmas, the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Easter day, Ascension day, Pentecost, St Matthias, the Nativity of St John Baptist, St Peter, St James, St Bartholomew, St Matthew, St Simon and St Jude, St Andrew, St Thomas, and All Saints are also recognized as " fast days."
Among the Mahommedans, the month Ramadan, in which the first part of the Koran is said to have been received, is by command of the prophet observed as a fast with extraordinary rigour.
Extending as it does over the whole " month of raging heat," such a fast manifestly involves considerable self-denial; and it is absolutely binding upon all the faithful whether at home or abroad.
Should its observance at the appointed time be interfered with by sickness or any other cause, the fast must be kept as soon afterwards as possible for a like number of days.
It is the practice of many Moslems to fast on this day, and some do so on the preceding day also.
Since the middle of the 19th century the city has yielded more and more to western influences, and is fast losing its oriental character.
Though the fortunes of the Tory party were fast reviving under Peel's guidance, the victory was denied him on this occasion; but, for once, the return of the Whigs to power was no great disappointment for the junior member for Maidstone.
The national spirit, vaporized into a cosmopolitan mist, was fast condensing again under mortification and insult from abroad uncompensated by any appreciable percentage of cash profit.
The manner of his death was characteristic. A dangerous ulcer had compelled him to fast for a time.
In 1860 the mansion-house and 200 acres of the original estate, fast falling into decay, were bought for $200,000 (much of which had been raised through the efforts of Edward Everett) by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union.
Or, again, we should recognize as a test of the " authoritative " character of moral ideas or feelings the fact that they are complex and representative, referring to a remote rather than to a proximate good, remembering the while that " the sense of duty is transitory, and will diminish as fast as moralization increases."
As it was, he spent his money as fast as he received it, living in a style of splendour ill befitting a simple scholar, and indulging his taste for pleasure in more than questionable amusements.
He soon found his way into the fast political society of London, and at the club at Goosetrees renewed an acquaintance begun at Cambridge with Pitt, which ripened into a friendship of the closest kind.
This was going too fast; and in consequence of a reaction against this too liberal edict a fourth party made its appearance, Tb that of the Catholic League, under the GuisesHenry Catholic le Balafr, duke of Guise, and his two brothers, Charles, League.
During these eight years, however, Richelieu had pressed on matters as fast as possible.
Soon after his arrival in London he became minister of St Bartholomew's church, near the Exchange; and in 1643 he was appointed to preach the sermon before the House of Commons on occasion of the public fast of the 29th of March.
On the 26th of August 1645 he again preached before the House of Commons on the day of their monthly fast.
Keeping fast hold of this idea of absolute position, Herbart leads us next to the quality of the real.
Thetis, to escape a distasteful union, changed herself into various forms, but at last Peleus, by the instructions of Chiron, seized and held her fast till she resumed her original shape, and was unable to offer further resistance.
He went too far and fast for even such a Federalist disbeliever in democracy as Gouverneur Morris; who, to Hamilton's assertion that democracy must be cast out to save the country, replied that " such necessity cannot be shown by a political ratiocination.
The survey using this fast, highly sensitive, system at Parkes is detecting one new pulsar for each hour of observation.
He was not going very fast, but on his flanks specks of foam began to appear and at times he would tremble like a leaf.
His boney legs moved so fast they could scarcely be seen, and the Wizard clung fast to the seat and yelled "Whoa!" at the top of his voice.
But this sawhorse can trot as fast as you can, Jim; and he's very wise, too.
Its wooden legs moved so fast that their twinkling could scarcely be seen, and although so much smaller than the cab-horse it covered the ground much faster.
Miss Keller does not as a rule read very fast, but she reads deliberately, not so much because she feels the words less quickly than we see then, as because it is one of her habits of mind to do things thoroughly and well.
The next day, while exercising, she spelled to me, "Helen wind fast," and began to walk rapidly.
Why so seeming fast, but deadly slow?
The universe constantly and obediently answers to our conceptions; whether we travel fast or slow, the track is laid for us.
I watched a couple that were fast locked in each other's embraces, in a little sunny valley amid the chips, now at noonday prepared to fight till the sun went down, or life went out.
But when I stood on the shore they at once rose up with a great flapping of wings at the signal of their commander, and when they had got into rank circled about over my head, twenty-nine of them, and then steered straight to Canada, with a regular honk from the leader at intervals, trusting to break their fast in muddier pools.
Pierre pushed forward as fast as he could, and the farther he left Moscow behind and the deeper he plunged into that sea of troops the more was he overcome by restless agitation and a new and joyful feeling he had not experienced before.
He ran as fast as he could through the unfriendly forest, cursing Death for stripping his power.
It should be observed, however, that the repeated intercalation of marine deposits within the continental series and the frequent occurrence of thin coaly layers in the marine series makes any hard and fast distinction of this kind impossible.
The coke thus at once supplies by its combustion the heat needed for melting the iron and keeping it hot, and by itself dissolving in the molten metal returns carbon to it as fast as this element is burnt out by the blast, so that the " refined " cast iron which results, though still rich in carbon and therefore easy to melt in the puddling process, has relatively little silicon.
The slag, in order that it may have such an excess of base that this will retain the phosphoric acid as fast as it is formed by the oxidation of the phosphorus of the pig iron, and prevent it from being re-deoxidized and re-absorbed by the iron, should, according to von Ehrenwerth's rule which is generally followed, contain enough lime to form approximately a tetra-calcic silicate, 4CaO,S10 2 with the silica which results from the oxidation of the silicon of the pig iron and tri-calcic phosphate, 3CaO,P205, with the phosphoric acid which forms. The danger of this " rephosphorization " is greatest at the end of the blow, when the recarburizing additions are made.
It is by forming calcium sulphide that sulphur is removed in the manufacture of pig iron in the iron blast furnace, in the crucible of which, as in the electric furnaces, the conditions are strongly deoxidizing But in the Bessemer and open-hearth processes this means of removing sulphur cannot be used, because in each of them there is always enough oxygen in the atmosphere to re-oxidize any calcium as fast as it is deoxidized.
If this colouring process is properly executed it remains fairly fast.
In the Greek Church also the Good Friday fast is excessively strict; as in the Roman Church, the Passion history is read and the cross adored; towards evening a dramatic representation of the entombment takes place, amid open demonstrations of contempt for Judas and the Jews.
His gallop - or rather succession of bounds - is, for a short distance, very fast - nearly or quite equal to that of a horse."
Pascal, equally discontented with the concordat, held fast to religion and continued to fight out the questions of difference with reason.
The Epicurean canon is a rejection of logic; it sticks fast to the one point that " sensation is sensation, ?
In 1765 the Thrales became acquainted with Johnson, and the acquaintance ripened fast into friendship. They were astonished and delighted by the brilliancy of his conversation.
The infirmities of age were coming fast upon him.
His legs grew weaker; his breath grew shorter; the fatal water gathered fast, in spite of incisions which he, courageous against pain but timid against death, urged his surgeons to make deeper and deeper.
A male Perfect could not lay his hand on a woman without incurring penance of a three-days' fast.
Of these about three-fourths would be adults; but the population has increased so fast as more than to cover the deficiency - with the disadvantage, however, that in three years 220,000 workers were replaced by 320,000 infants.
After a reference to their descent from Abraham and their sojourn in Egypt, Aristides praises them for their worship of the one God, the Almighty Creator; but blames them as worshipping angels, and observing "sabbaths and new moons, and the unleavened bread, and the great fast, and circumcision, and cleanness of meats."
In 1824, when the congressional caucus was fast becoming extinct, Crawford, being prepared to control it, insisted that it should be held, but of 216 Republicans only 66 attended; of these, 64 voted for Crawford.
The hounds must have first of all walking, then trotting and fast exercise, so that their feet may be hardened, and all superfluous fat worked off by the last week in August.
The historian's grandfather became within his own circle a highly esteemed interpreter of Scripture, and held fast his profession even in the time of Julian.
He was clearly a Pharisaic Quietist, a Pharisee of a fast disappearing type, recalling in all respects the Chasid of the early Maccabean times, and upholding the old traditions of quietude and resignation.
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A.horizontal shaft runs length-ways through the trough, and is provided with stirring blades, arranged in such a manner that they constantly scrape the bottom, so that the salts cannot burn fast upon it, and are at the same time moved forward towards one of the ends of the trough where they are automatically removed by means of a chain of buckets.
The native fishermen know all about them; how the eggs are fastened to the water plants, how soon after the little larvae swarm about in thousands, how fast they grow, until by the month of June they are all grown into big, fat creatures ready for the market; later in the summer the axolotls are said to take to the rushes, in the autumn they become scarce, but none have ever been known to leave the water or to metamorphose, nor are any perfect Amblystomas found in the vicinity of the two lakes."
But Edward, who had now joined the bishop with the centre or "main battle," peremptorily ordered the cavalry to stand fast, and, taught by his experience in the Welsh wars, brought up his archers.
In the United Kingdom, by the Bills of Exchange Act 1882, three days are allowed as days of grace, but when the last day of grace falls on Sunday, Christmas day, Good Friday or a day appointed by royal proclamation as a public fast or thanksgiving day, the bill is due and payable on the preceding business day.
The Berber's village is his state, and the government is vested in an assembly, the Jemda, formed of all males old enough to observe the fast of Ramadan.
The Berbers, though Mahommedans, do not often observe the prescribed ablutions; they break their fast at Ramadan; and eat wild boar's flesh and drink fig brandy.
Louis, who at the opening of his reign had denounced the Pragmatic Sanction of 1438, had played fast and loose with the papacy.
The divine law which bids us keep fast what is our own forbids us to make any claim to what is not ours; and while enjoining us to make use of whatever is given to us, it bids us not long after what has not been given.
On May 6 1915 the " Aurora," which had been frozen in and made fast by many cables to the shore at Cape Evans, was blown out to sea with all the ice and was held fast for 315 days, during which time she drifted northward through Ross Sea nearly in the same direction and at nearly the same rate as the " Endurance " was drifting at the same time in the Weddell Sea.
Civil government was introduced as fast as possible.
But with the increasing luxury after Mansur, the thirst for money became universal, and the number of honest officials lessened fast.
Holding fast to the two covenants, the National Covenant of 1580 and the Solemn League and Covenant of 1643, they wished to restore the ecclesiastical order which had existed between 1638 and 1649, and were dissatisfied with the moderate character of the religious settlement of 1690.
He believed he had shut the doors fast against any ordinary attack, and he did not think that Conrad could spare troops for an offensive on the grand scale, or that, if he could, he would make his big effort in the Trentino.
In a word, the time of commercial, contractual, cash intercourse was coming fast.
The local monarchy of the manorial lords was fast giving way to a central power which maintained its laws, the circuits of its judges, the fiscal claims of its exchequer, the police interference of its civil officers all through the country, and, by prevailing over the franchises of manorial lords, gave shape to a vast dominion of legal equality and legal protection, in which the forces of commercial exchange, of contract, of social intercourse, found a ready and welcome sphere of action.
Augustus was ageing fast, and was more and more disinclined to appear personally in the senate or in public. Yet in A.D.
In confinement these apes (of which adult specimens have been exhibited in Calcutta) appear very slow and deliberate in their movements; but in their native forests they swing themselves from bough to bough and from tree to tree as fast as a man can walk on the ground beneath.