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austere
used in The Hound of the Baskervilles

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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
  • I looked back at the platform when we had left it far behind, and saw the tall, austere figure of Holmes standing motionless and gazing after us.
    Chapter 6 — Baskerville Hall (18% in)
austere = stern
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