Milo carefully said nothing when Major — de Coverley stepped into the mess hall with his fierce and austere dignity the day he returned and found his way blocked by a wall of officers waiting in line to sign loyalty oaths.
General Dreedle waited in austere silence until the car door slammed and then demanded, ’Which one is this?’
The woman had a long, brooding oval face of burnt umber, with coarse graying black hair parted severely in the middle and combed back austerely behind her neck without curl, wave or ornamentation.
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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.