The gloomy taint that was in the Murdstone blood, darkened the Murdstone religion, which was austere and wrathful.
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.
She was a lively young woman, sir, before marriage, and their gloom and austerity destroyed her.
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He took a vow of silence and leads an austere life at the monastery.
While most kids are partying at college, she practiced austerity during her college years.