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Lent is a season in the Christian Church which focuses on repentance, peneitance, devotion and renewal. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter. This is a total of 40 days, excluding Sundays.

Lent is commemoration of the temptation of Jesus Christ and also the Last Supper, His betrayal, arrest, crucifixion and death. Three days later, however, He was raised from the dead. This festival is called Easter.

It is a tradition in the Western churches to "give up" a pleasure or comfort during Lent.
Kelly gave up chocolate and television for Lent.

Lent is the time for Christians to fight especially hard in their spiritual warfare against evil and worldly lusts, and to focus on the righteousness and new life we have through Christ.
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One who has a mania for music.
I am a melomaniac.
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That 40 day long period where Christians attempt to emulate Christ-like suffering and minimalism through only the lamest and most half-assed undertakings.
Jesus: I toiled in the desert for 40 days and nights. Then I was beaten until I lost 17.8 litres of blood.

Self-Righteous Christian Tool: I switched to low-carb beer.
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1 - the 40-day period from Ash Wednesday until Easter, observed by many Christians as a time for penitence, fasting, and devotion.

2 - the 40 days immediately following Mardi Gras, when all sins from that day are supposedly forgiven, regardless.
He felt bad for raping that drunk girl in her hotel room on Bourbon St, but then he remembered that Lent began the next day.
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A Christian/Catholic holiday in which you give up something such as candy, cracking your knuckles, etc.
She gave up sweets and fried food for Lent.
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The time of the year 40 days before Easter that remembers both the 40 days of Jesus's temptation in the desert by Satan and the 40 years the Jews wandered the desert with Moses. Is also the time of year when your parents force you to church more and they make you give stuff up.
I gave up chocolate for Lent.

Sorry, I'm going to miss that party because my parents are forcing me to church again.

Deadpool gives up killing for lent.
by ihatechurch March 11, 2011
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