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used in To Kill a Mockingbird

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a notable absence of luxury, comfort, or decoration


of a person:  stern in manner; or practicing great self-denial
  • His sermon was a forthright denunciation of sin, an austere declaration of the motto on the wall behind him: [God Is Love]
    p. 162.0
austere = stern and lacking comfort

(editor's note:  Lee is being ironic by saying the sermon was more hateful than loving.)
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