ASCETIC in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ASCETIC
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ascetic
 a.  leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial; austere
Classic Sentence:
1  A formidable warrior, his thin and severe features retained the soldier's fierceness of expression; an ascetic bigot, they were no less marked by the emaciation of abstinence, and the spiritual pride of the self-satisfied devotee.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
2  The Premier's thin, blue-veined hands were clasped tightly over the ivory head of his umbrella, and his gaunt, ascetic face looked gloomily from Holmes to me.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SECOND STAIN
3  So, given the nineteenth century, we are opposed, as a general proposition, and among all peoples, in Asia as well as in Europe, in India as well as in Turkey, to ascetic claustration.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—ON WHAT CONDITIONS ONE CAN RESPECT THE PAST
4  In this respect, the ascetic and the sage converge.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VIII—FAITH, LAW
5  Hester sought not to acquire anything beyond a subsistence, of the plainest and most ascetic description, for herself, and a simple abundance for her child.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In V. HESTER AT HER NEEDLE
6  He had sunken cheeks, a yellow complexion, a straight back, an ascetic aspect, and, with his arms dropped, the palms of hands outwards, resembled an idol.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In I
Example Sentence:
1  The wealthy, self-indulgent young man felt oddly drawn to the strict, ascetic life led by members of some monastic orders.
2  The sardonic smile which occasionally broke through his ascetic gloom boded little good for the object of our quest.