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austere
used in A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Definition
a notable absence of luxury, comfort, or decoration

or:

of a person:  stern in manner; or practicing great self-denial
  • Or on Diana's altar to protest
    For aye austerity and single life.
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — Athens. A room in the Palace of THESEUS (36% in)
austerity = a notable absence of luxury, comfort, or decoration

(editor's note:  No Fear Shakespeare paraphrases this as "or to take a vow to spend the rest of your life as a virgin priestess of the moon goddess.")
There are no more uses of "austere" in A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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