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Definitiona notable absence of luxury, comfort, or decoration
of a person: stern in manner; or practicing great self-denial
- The gloomy taint that was in the Murdstone blood, darkened the Murdstone religion, which was austere and wrathful.Chapters 4-6 (18% in)
- There was an inflexibility in her face, in her voice, in her gait and carriage, amply sufficient to account for the effect she had made upon a gentle creature like my mother; but her features were rather handsome than otherwise, though unbending and austere.Chapters 13-15 (31% in)
- She was a lively young woman, sir, before marriage, and their gloom and austerity destroyed her.Chapters 58-60 (67% in)
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