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- Then she did not want him to stop or glance at her, because she wanted to watch the ascetic purity of his person, the absence of all sensuality; to watch that—and to think of what she remembered.2.8 — Part 2 Chapter 8 (50% in)
ascetic = characteristic of someone who practices self-denial
- His face was drawn, austere in cruelty, ascetic in passion, the cheeks sunken, the lips pulled down, set tight.2.2 — Part 2 Chapter 2 (58% in)
- Heller looked at them and thought that it was almost indecent to see them together: Roark's tall, ascetic figure, with that proud cleanliness peculiar to long-lined bodies, and beside him the smiling ball of meat whose decision could mean so much.2.6 — Part 2 Chapter 6 (67% in)
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