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Synonyms for fast

Synonyms for fast

accomplished in very little time

marked by an absence of conventional restraint in sexual behavior; sexually unrestrained

permanently resistive to fading

persistently holding to something

firmly settled or positioned

adhering firmly and devotedly, as to a person, a cause, or a duty

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abstaining from food

abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons

abstain from eating

acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly

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(used of timepieces) indicating a time ahead of or later than the correct time

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at a rapid tempo

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(of surfaces) conducive to rapid speeds

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resistant to destruction or fading

unrestrained by convention or morality

hurried and brief

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securely fixed in place

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unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause

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(of a photographic lens or emulsion) causing a shortening of exposure time

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firmly or closely

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References in classic literature ?
After having taken medicine, and fasted for three days, all the fire in the town is extinguished.
If I had fasted a month, I could not eat what had been touched by the fingers of such fellows.
I will, however, gladly profit by your invitation, for I have fasted since the rising of yesterday's sun, and I know too well the merits of a bison's bump to reject the food.
The greater part of them had fasted since morning; all had suffered extremely from the excessive heat; and between the day's shouting, exertion, and excitement, many had quite lost their voices, and so much of their strength that they could hardly stand.
The question really is: What if they fasted and so finally had the insight and the strength to refuse to come?