Thesaurus / ascetics
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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And he saw Rama with Lakshmana, living on the mountains of Chitrakuta with bow in hand and decked with the ornaments of ascetics.
Cold, which contracts the skin, also deadens the sexual feelings, a fact which the ascetics of old knew and acted upon.
It must be carefully noted (what ascetics of all ages have overlooked) that the flesh is not the body.
Like one of the old Alexandrian ascetics, like a delicately carved image.
It was easier to withdraw: ascetics must become anchorites, they who have withdrawn.
Philosophy, in fact, has its saints and ascetics as well as any religion that rests on extra-natural sanctions.
PARALLEL PATHSTHOMAS WILLIAM ROLLESTON
In making "war on nature" the ascetics made war also on God.
THE RISE OF THE MEDIAEVAL CHURCHALEXANDER CLARENCE FLICK
Buddha's main objection to the Jains was the habit of their ascetics of going naked.
Illustrious Brahmanas are never angry with old men, children, and ascetics, even if these transgress frequently.
On that celestial hill of holy peaks is a sacred tirtha called Brahmasara which is much adored by ascetics.