Usage examples for austere

  1. Nor is he austere, except towards himself. – A Night on the Borders of the Black Forest by Amelia B. Edwards
  2. Matthewson Helstone I knew, if an austere, was an upright man. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. " 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
  7. Nor was there too much of it: the room was austere, not even so full as a Carpaccio interior. – Poor Relations by Compton Mackenzie
  8. The austere harmony was kept up for some time. – The Created Legend by Feodor Sologub
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. I thought so myself, but I was glad of the excuse to see again the delicate, austere face. – Cecilia de Noël by Lanoe Falconer
  12. 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
  13. The corresponding sentiment which the soul experiences is an austere pleasure. – Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good by Victor Cousin
  14. 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
  15. 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