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Physicists’ understanding had advanced, and their austere vision of matter had to be jettisoned.
Jerry Brewer writes that this year’s NCAA tournament will feel austere, more Big Gathering than Big Dance.
This means a more austere appearance—particularly in the case of the T-Pro 2, which doesn't share the Fnatic's and Kaiser 2's neck-height "wings."
The sedateness of his deportment and the apparent regularity of his life delighted austere moralists.
Madame Torvestad, with an austere and imperious aspect, sat in her place; many gazed at her, but she maintained her composure.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
Hence those great devotions, those austere retreats from the world, of which some of them have given an example.
CAMILLE (LA DAME AUX CAMILIAS)ALEXANDRE DUMAS, FILS
These are the followers of Levana, the austere goddess who takes up the new-born babe and perfects it by sorrow.
This type became more and more rigid and austere as the gathering shadows of the Dark Ages mantled on the minds of men.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
He remained an austere republican, refusing to take part in the Napoleonic rgime.
With the light falling directly upon it, the pure countenance looked grave and austere.
URANIACAMILLE FLAMMARION

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