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By now, everyone who’s ever seen a Paul Schrader movie knows that he favors deep moral explorations, and often writes characters who are obsessed with routines and rituals, ascetics for better or worse.
OSCAR ISAAC SMOLDERS IN THE PENSIVE ROMANTIC THRILLER THE CARD COUNTERSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKSEPTEMBER 2, 2021TIME
In that distorted state, it felt good to deprive myself, as if it were some ascetic form of self-mastery.
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I thought that I’d wind up among the “enlightened,” a digital ascetic who prioritized attentiveness above all else.
I DITCHED TEXTING AND PICKED UP THE PHONEABIGAIL BARRONIANFEBRUARY 22, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
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.
WINSLET, RONAN HAVE SEASIDE RENDEZVOUS IN ‘AMMONITE’JOHN PAUL KINGDECEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
His cowl was thrown back, revealing his pale, ascetic countenance and shaven head.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Take him in repose, and he looked a lank ascetic who dreamed of a happy land where flagellation was a joy and pain a panacea.
YOU NEVER KNOW YOUR LUCK, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
In appearance, Terry was an ill-adjusted compromise between an ascetic and a young man about town.
MUSHROOM TOWNOLIVER ONIONS
The Nazarenes are archological and ascetic; the Dsseldorf school is insipid in a modern way, feeble, colourless, and sentimental.
THE HISTORY OF MODERN PAINTING, VOLUME 1 (OF 4)RICHARD MUTHER
His philosophy had   made him neither an ascetic nor an anchorite.
MARY WOLLSTONECRAFTELIZABETH ROBINS PENNELL
Here and there is a pale ascetic, with a look of agony on his emaciated face.
BY THE CHRISTMAS FIRESAMUEL MCCHORD CROTHERS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO ASCETIC

  • abstemious
  • abstentious
  • abstinent
  • ascetic
  • austere
  • bridled
  • celibate
  • curbed
  • inhibited
  • modest
  • restrained
  • self-restrained
  • sober
  • temperate
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