Usage examples for austere

  1. But though I understood little, and remembered less, I felt somehow that it did me good to be brought face to face with these austere problems. – The Silent Isle by Arthur Christopher Benson
  2. I thought so myself, but I was glad of the excuse to see again the delicate, austere face. – Cecilia de Noël by Lanoe Falconer
  3. " Thank you, sir, but I never dance," said Saunderson junior, with an air of austere superiority to an amusement which the March of Intellect had left behind. – Kenelm Chillingly, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  4. Grim of countenance, austere in bearing, violent of temper, relentless in severity, he was a devoted believer in the Roman Catholic faith and in this Church as the sole effective basis upon which a state could be founded or social and political regeneration could be assured. – The Hispanic Nations of the New World Volume 50 in The Chronicles Of America Series by William R. Shepherd
  5. It is surprising how few repetitions there are, how few tergiversations, how few unnecessary words; and yet the style is not so austere as to be dry and lacking in human interest. – Education: How Old The New by James J. Walsh
  6. What judge can be found, however austere, who has never offended against it? – French and Oriental Love in a Harem by Mario Uchard
  7. Nor is he austere, except towards himself. – A Night on the Borders of the Black Forest by Amelia B. Edwards
  8. And though Holbein knew the pinch of narrow means, he had no lack of good cheer as well as austere food in his art. – Holbein by Beatrice Fortescue
  9. Even in its austere winter aspect, with its tree- banks bare of leaves and its snow- and- ice- bound setting, it rejoiced me. – The Long Ago by Jacob William Wright
  10. He has the sacred gift of inspiring men to care for high things, and to make their lives at once rich and austere. – Collections and Recollections by George William Erskine Russell
  11. Despite the fact that his heart had been genuinely touched by the many and unusual attractions of the Girl, it is not intended to convey the idea that he was austere or incapable of passion for anyone else. – The Girl of the Golden West by David Belasco
  12. The austere harmony was kept up for some time. – The Created Legend by Feodor Sologub
  13. These Frenchwomen were not so austere as a rule in times of peace. – The Soul of the War by Philip Gibbs
  14. The average man will find the regimen set forth in this book austere and awe- inspiring; I do not wish to pose as a paragon of virtue, so perhaps I should quote a sarcastic girl cousin, who remarked when I was a boy that the way to my heart was with a bag of ginger- snaps. – The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society by Upton Sinclair
  15. Nor was there too much of it: the room was austere, not even so full as a Carpaccio interior. – Poor Relations by Compton Mackenzie
  16. The corresponding sentiment which the soul experiences is an austere pleasure. – Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good by Victor Cousin
  17. When the king was passing out from the House at Lebanon through the small southern door, one in a garment of yellow leather stood up in his path,- a squat, broad- shouldered man, darkly- ruddy and morose of face, with a black, bushy beard, with a neck like a bull's, and an austere gaze from underneath shaggy, black eyebrows. – Sulamith: A Romance of Antiquity by Alexandre Kuprin
  18. Such is the love, O Ione, which is a worthy offering to thee from the cold and the austere. – The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
  19. This man, who counted among his pupils not only Beethoven, but Hummel and Seyfried, was a walking treatise on counterpoint; but far from investing the science with any life or brightness, it was his delight to render it, if possible, more austere and stringent than he had found it, and to lay down rules which to a fiery, impulsive nature were positively unbearable. – Beethoven: A Memoir (2nd Ed.) by Elliott Graeme
  20. Matthewson Helstone I knew, if an austere, was an upright man. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë