Thesaurus / ascetic
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Having carefully set up the circumstances of his narrative within a viscerally realistic place and time, he lets it all unfold with an almost ascetic sparseness of dialogue.

"I don't pretend to be an ascetic," laughed Grantley, as he stretched his legs out on the leg-rest.

Double HarnessAnthony Hope

The ascetic side of it became the cardinal idea of religious virtue in the Middle Ages.

FolkwaysWilliam Graham Sumner

The weight of authority is for -st´k, though -s´tk would distinguish this word from another word, ascetic, of different meaning.

Fenelon the ascetic, he of the subtle intellect and high spiritual quality, had never met a woman on an absolute equality.

The ascetic and monastic life practiced by some Christians of the present day, is of great antiquity.

Then he shook his head, and the faintest shadow of a smile haunted his ascetic face.

St. Martin's SummerRafael Sabatini

The Jewish physician once noticed that the Christian ascetic was very ill, owing to excessive mortification.

He looks rather an ascetic--rather donnish, don't you think?

JasonJustus Miles Forman

For the same reason the ascetic rubs his body with dust and ashes, which, as we shall see, is a potent scarer of demons.

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