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a notable absence of luxury, comfort, or decoration


of a person:  stern in manner; or practicing great self-denial
  • Though in his service to Leora and to the new god, Dean Silva, he had become austere, denying himself whisky, learning page on page of medicine with a frozen fury, he was always in a vacuum of desire for her, and always he ran the last block to his boarding-house, looking for a letter from her.
    Chapter 10 (13% in)
  • He became absorbed in mathematical laws which strangely predicted natural phenomena; his world was cold, exact, austerely materialistic, bitter to those who founded their logic on impressions.
    Chapter 36 (83% in)

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