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 Meanings and Examples of AUSTERE
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austere
 a.  strict or severe in discipline; severely simple and unornamented
Classic Sentence: (41 in 3 pages)
1  He was stoical, serious, austere; a melancholy dreamer, humble and haughty, like fanatics.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER V—VAGUE FLASHES ON THE HORIZON
2  Thanks to these children, there was, among so many austere hours, one hour of ingenuousness.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER IV—GAYETIES
3  Their names, also, had vanished from among men; they no longer existed except under austere appellations.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IX—CLOISTERED
4  This was a place of expiation, and not of punishment; and yet, it was still more austere, more gloomy, and more pitiless than the other.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IX—CLOISTERED
5  A useful and graciously austere half-light which dissipates puerile fears and obviates falls.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IV—CHANGE OF GATE
6  The historian of manners and ideas has no less austere a mission than the historian of events.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER I—ORIGIN
7  We repeat, that this auscultation brings encouragement; it is by this persistence in encouragement that we wish to conclude these pages, an austere interlude in a mournful drama.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER IV—THE TWO DUTIES: TO WATCH AND TO HOPE
8  Enjolras, who was standing on the crest of the barricade, gun in hand, raised his beautiful, austere face.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER III—NIGHT BEGINS TO DESCEND UPON GRANTAIRE
9  He hoped, by means of loyal excuses, to make a friend of Athos, whose lordly air and austere bearing pleased him much.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 5 THE KING'S MUSKETEERS AND THE CARDINAL'S GUARDS
10  Milady's supper was brought in, and she was found deeply engaged in saying her prayers aloud--prayers which she had learned of an old servant of her second husband, a most austere Puritan.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 53 CAPTIVITY: THE SECOND DAY
11  Nevertheless, his brow was armed with a severity more austere than ever.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 55 CAPTIVITY: THE FOURTH DAY
12  He was austere with himself; drank gin when he was alone, to mortify a taste for vintages; and though he enjoyed the theatre, had not crossed the doors of one for twenty years.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER STORY OF THE DOOR
13  Readers can therefore choose between the endings, and those with an austere artistic code can assume the more consistent conclusion to be the true one.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: 3 The Serious Discourse of Clym with His Cousin
14  I looked back at the platform when we had left it far behind and saw the tall, austere figure of Holmes standing motionless and gazing after us.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 6. Baskerville Hall
15  As the gleam of the street-lamps flashed upon his austere features, I saw that his brows were drawn down in thought and his thin lips compressed.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE
Example Sentence:
1  The church was austere and simple.
2  The courtroom was a large dark chamber, an austere place.
3  Her father is a very austere man.
4  The room was furnished in austere style.
5  The headmaster's austere demeanor tended to scare off the more timid students, who never visited his study willingly.
6  The funding proposal put to Greece by its creditors would place an onerous burden on the government of Alexis Tsipras, the radical left premier who vowed to end austerity and the cut the national debt when he took power in January.
7  Eurosceptic nationalists scored stunning victories in European Parliament elections in France and Britain on Sunday as critics of the European Union more than doubled their seats in a continent-wide protest vote against austerity and unemployment.
8  In addition, she opposed government cutbacks in the name of austerity affecting Spain's cherished education and national health care programs.
9  A peculiar austerity marked his judgments of modern life.
10  China's austerity program has cut domestic consumption.