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lent

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlentlent /lent/  the past tense and past participle of lend
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lentJohn hung around the theatre and lent a hand in any way he could.The pieces have been lent by the Frink estate and transported from Dorset, where the sculptor spent her last years.Inside the jacket that I lent her, she shivers.I lent him some money for the last time.Eddie lent it back to me.Those who lent to the turnpike trusts were even more localised than those who bought canal stock.Ken used to take us rabbiting and wallaby-shooting, and had lent us each a. 22 for our personal use.
LentLent noun [uncountable]  the 40 days before Easter when some Christians eat less food or stop doing something that they enjoyLenten adjective
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LentIt had been lying in a back room, removed from its altar position after Lent, Surprenant said.Other peaks came during the months following the prohibited times of Advent and Lent.The starting date of the crusade was fixed for Lent 1190 when both Kings and Richard were to muster at Vézelay.Sometimes the second reading, usually made from the Apostolic writings, had the same theme especially in Lent or Advent.In two weeks we will be entering the season of Lent.This morning we stand on the threshold of the season of Lent.When he was a young man, Jim thought of Lent as a season of contrition, spiritual discipline and personal purification.He mentioned the possibility of sacramental confession at the time of Lent.
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