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  • she looked more delicately austere than any among them.
  • Her voice was austerely quiet.
  • A combination of stateliness and coziness, you understand, a very austere house like this must have a few softening touches.
  • Her body, sagging limply from her shoulders, contradicted the inflexible precision of the legs; the cold austerity of her face contradicted the pose of her body.
  • The structures were austere and simple, until one looked at them and realized what work, what complexity of method, what tension of thought had achieved the simplicity.
  • His face was drawn, austere in cruelty, ascetic in passion, the cheeks sunken, the lips pulled down, set tight.
  • Instead of being austerely enclosed, this alleged temple is wide open, like a western saloon.
  • She spoke on a single, level tone, as if she were reciting an austere catechism of faith.
  • Wynand could not understand for a long time why the place gave him an impression of luxury, until he saw that one did not notice the furniture at all: only a clean sweep of space and the luxury of an austerity that had not been simple to achieve.

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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.

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