It has since emerged, however, that Kate actually bought the dress herself in 2008, and it was she who lent it to her mum in 2010.
Around the world, people feast on the day before lent begins, but in the U.K. there is a tradition of eating pancakes.
Charlie Peat denied to me by email that his investment house was lent any money from Roman Abramovich.
It—and not the Fed in D.C.—was the entity that lent money to AIG and that guaranteed lots of debt issuance in 2008 and 2009.
The Queen Mother lent towards him and said "I wouldn't if I was you Noel... they count them before they go back in."
They eradicated none of his vices, and they lent him many of their own.
Further, it lent a reasonable justification for his purposed act.
And, Steelman's heart being warmed by his successes, he lent the overcoat.
These mince pies may be eaten by persons who refrain from meat in lent.
Could Johnson but have lived he would have lent her his helping hand.
late 14c., short for Lenten (n.) "forty days before Easter" (early 12c.), from Old English lencten "springtime, spring," the season, also "the fast of Lent," from West Germanic *langa-tinaz "long-days" (cf. Old Saxon lentin, Middle Dutch lenten, Old High German lengizin manoth), from *lanngaz (root of Old English lang "long;" see long (adj.)) + *tina-, a root meaning "day" (cf. Gothic sin-teins "daily"), cognate with Old Church Slavonic dini, Lithuanian diena, Latin dies "day" (see diurnal).
the compound probably refers to the increasing daylight. Cf. similar form evolution in Dutch lente (Middle Dutch lentin), German Lenz (Old High German lengizin) "spring." Church sense of "period between Ash Wednesday and Easter" is peculiar to English.
late 14c., from Old English lænan "to lend," from læn "loan" (see loan). Cognate with Dutch lenen, Old High German lehanon, German lehnen, also verbs derived from nouns. Past tense form, with terminal -d, became the principal form in Middle English on analogy of bend, send, etc.