The Sanctuary was plain to the point of austere, with no luxuries.
Brady had conducted many missions in austere conditions in other countries.
He betook himself at first to Port Royal, and began to live a recluse and austere life there.
He remained an austere republican, refusing to take part in the Napoleonic regime.
As the austere champion of the precepts of Islam, he soon restored order in the whole district.
By the austere clothing and stern features, Katie assessed she was in some kind of religious convent.
A mysterious conversion had been effected in him by an austere Cistercian abbot.
The world saw with astonishment this vicious, rough, coarse-fibred man of the world transformed into an austere penitent, who worked miracles of healing.
The bustle of the modern commercial city has superseded the austere dignity of the old Prussian capital.
Helmholtz was a man of simple but refined tastes, of noble carriage and somewhat austere manner.
It was, in spite of the new ideas, an austere life, of the kind called contemplative, given up to prayer, the reading of the Scriptures and heavy field-work.
He, one of the greatest monarchs in Europe, habitually wore plain Cracow cloth, drank nothing but water, and kept the most austere of tables.
At the Museum he was austere and remote among his companions, but was nevertheless instrumental in 1852 in starting the Volunteer movement.
Although a type of the austere monk in his private life, he was a sincere friend of art and learning, and in 1431 re-established finally the university at Rome.
The rule was the Augustinian, supplemented by regulations of an austere character.
He was austere and religious; many of his closest friends were among the more saintly of the national clergy.
Lelewel, a man of austere character, simple tastes and the loftiest conception of honour, was a lover of learning for its own sake.
She introduced Italian elegance and luxury into the austere court of Cracow and exercised no inconsiderable influence on affairs.
In every case the exterior is left plain and austere, as if the architect intended thus to heighten by contrast the splendour of the interior.
austere in some ways, aloof in others.
When this last sacrifice had been made, he was, even when tried by the maxims of that austere time, faultless.
His life was rigidly austere, St Bernard calling him " homo neque manducans neque bibens."
austere exterior he was understanding and had a great sense of humor.
Of fine physique and hardy constitution, they are of strongly independent character; patriarchal in their family life; shrewd, slim and courageous; in religion Protestants of a somewhat austere type.
austere landscape was the loud, piercing song of the moorland birds.
austere in comparison with what had grown up around it.
There was this in common among the Cathari, Waldenses, Albigenses and other heretical bodies that overran so many parts of Western Europe in the second half of the 12th century and the beginning of the 13th, that they all inveighed against the wealth of the clergy, and preached the practice of austere poverty and a return to the simple life of Christ and the Apostles.
His biographers state that he showed himself from the beginning very earnest in austere life and humility; and he became a recognized example of the virtues of a Dominican.
Seers and prophets of all kinds ranged from those who were consulted for daily mundane affairs to those who revealed the oracles in times of stress, from those who haunted local holy sites to those high in royal favour, from the quiet domestic communities to the austere mountain recluse.
He was crowned in the Sistine Chapel 3rd March 1878, and at once began a reform of the papal household on austere and economic lines which found little favour with the entourage of the former pope.
Polygamy is almost unknown, possibly because many of the "Turks" are descended from the austere Bogomils, who were, in most cases, converted to Islam, but more probably because the "Turks" are as a rule too poor to provide for more than one wife on the scale required by Islamic law.
His lyrism is vigorous, feeling, austere and almost entirely subjective and personal, while his pamphlets are distinguished by energy of conviction, strength of affirmation, and contempt for weaker and more ignorant opponents.
2 9) speak of kindly sociality rather than of any austere separation from his fellows.
Such sympathy with youthful hope, in union with industry and intelligence, shows that Comte's dry and austere manner veiled the fires of a generous social emotion.
Both of these journals devoted space to social news, a radical departure from the austere restrictions observed by their aristocratic contemporaries.
But although the use of the potters wheel had long been understood, the objects produced were simple utensils tc contain offerings of rice, fruit and fish at the austere ceremonials of the Shinto faith, jars for storing seeds, and vessels for commor domestic use.
~The nature of its paste and glaze adapted it for the infusion of powdered tea, and its homely character suited the austere canons of the tea ceremonies.
He was suspected and denounced, but nothing ensued until, at the instigation of the austere zealot Caraffa, the Inquisition was established at Rome, June 1542.
In contrast to the majority of Italian cardinals of his day, Cajetan was a man of austere piety and fervent zeal; and if, from the standpoint of the Dominican idea of the supreme necessity of maintaining ecclesiastical discipline, he defended the extremist claims of the papacy, he also proclaimed that the pope should be "the mirror of God on earth."
She was brought up under a simple and austere regime and educated with a view to the French marriage arranged by Maria Theresa, the abbe Vermond being appointed as her tutor in 1769.
agreed, but insisted that Sidney should return to Languedoc. In illustration of his austere principles it is related that, Louis having taken a fancy to a horse belonging to him and insisting on possessing it, Sidney shot the animal, which, he said, " was born a free creature, had served a free man, and should not be mastered by a king of slaves."
them, teaching men to follow his austere and virtuous life, to hate all violence and war, to sacrifice no men or beasts on the altars, but to give mild offerings of bread and flowers and perfumes, and to do penance by the votaries drawing blood with thorns from their own bodies.
It was an austere religion, inculcating self-restraint, courage and honesty; it secured peace of conscience through forgiveness of sins, and abated for those who were initiated in its mysteries the superstitious terrors of death and the world to come.
Elijah is the prophet of the wilderness, wandering, rugged and austere; Elisha is the prophet of civilized life, of the city and the court, with the dress, manners and appearance of ordinary "grave citizens."
After holding for some years the office of directress of the Hospice Trivulzio for Blue Nuns at Milan, she herself joined the sisterhood, and in this austere order ended her days on the 9th of January 1799.
On the 1st of March he had caused George Wishart, a man of austere life and a Protestant propagandist, to be strangled and then burned.
Then He complained of the unreasonableness of an age which refused John as too austere and Himself as too lax and as being " the friend of publicans and sinners."
The truly devout Moslems on the other hand were scandalized by the growing luxury which relaxed the austere morals of the first Moslems, and this also was imputed to Othman.
(3) The Kharijites, who, in spite of the heavy losses they sustained at the hands of Ali, maintained their power by gaining new adherents from among those austere Moslems, who held both Omayyads and Alids as usurpers, and have often been called, not unjustly, the Puritans of Islam.
All the evidence shows that, during the reign of the Omayyads, life in Damascus and the rest of Syria was austere and in striking contrast to the dissolute manners which prevailed in Medina.
Skandaalso called Kumara (the youth), Karttikeya, or Subrahmanya (in the south) - the six-headed war-lord of the gods; and Ganese, the lord (or leader) of Siva's troupes of attendants, being at the same time the elephant-headed, paunch-bellied god of wisdom; whilst a third, Kama (Kamadeva) or Kandarpa, the god of love, gets his popular epithet of Ananga," the bodiless,"from his having once, in frolicsome play, tried the power of his arrows upon Siva, whilst engaged in austere practices, when a single glance from the third (forehead) eye of the angry god reduced the mischievous urchin to ashes.
That these two figures would appeal far more strongly to the hearts and feelings of the people, especially the warlike Kshatriyas, 1 than the austere Siva is only what might have been expected; and, indeed, since the time of the epics their cult seems never to have lacked numerous adherents.
Another special feature of this sect is that their spiritual heads, the Gosains, also called Maharajas, so far from submitting themselves to self-discipline and austere practices, adorn themselves in splendid garments, and allow themselves to be habitually regaled by their adherents with choice kinds of food; and being regarded as the living representatives of the "lord of the Gopis" himself, they claim and receive in their own persons all acts of attachment and worship due to the deity, even, it is alleged, to the extent of complete self-surrender.
had carefully provided against the contingency of his successor's minority; and the five regents appointed by him, if not great statesmen, were at least practical politicans who had not been trained in his austere Charles XIL, pl 1697-1718.
1860), whose poems came prominently before the public in 1884, and who, in Sensitiva amorosa (1887), preached a gospel of austere self-restraint.
Frederick, whose authoritative temper was at once offended by the independent tone of the Arnoldist party, concluded with the pope a treaty of alliance (October 16, 1152) of such a nature that the Arnoldists were at once put in a minority in the Roman government; and when the second successor of Eugenius III., the energetic and austere Adrian IV.(the Englishman, Nicholas Breakspear), placed Rome under an interdict, the senate, already rudely shaken, submitted, and Arnold was forced to fly into Campania (1155).
His poetry like that of his fellow emigre, the austere Herculano, is eminently sincere and natural, but while his short lyrics are personal in subject and his longer poems historical, the verse of Herculano is generally subjective and the motives religious or patriotic. The movement not only lost much of its virility and genuineness, but became ultra-Romantic with A.
No one professed a more austere morality, and few medieval writers indulged in cruder satire on the female sex; yet he passed some years in the society of a concubine, and his living masterpiece of art is the apotheosis of chivalrous passion for a woman.
The zodiac of Denderah; the Savoyards who carved their pine-forests into toys; the naked Derar, horsed on an idea, charging a troop of Roman cavalry; the long, austere Pythagorean lustrum of silence; Napoleon on the deck of the "Bellerophon," observing the drill of the English soldiers; the Egyptian doctrine that every man has two pairs of eyes; Empedocles and his shoe; the horizontal stratification of the earth; a soft mushroom pushing its way through the hard ground, - all these allusions and a thousand more are found in the same volume.
But, austere and unattractive though these valleys are, the same epithets cannot be applied to the deep gorges by which in most cases the streams make their escape through the northern subsidiary range.
The father submitted to them Heih's application, saying that, though he was old and austere, he was of most illustrious descent, and they need have no misgivings about him.
But his austere life and commanding personality made him an effective teacher, and his influence, kept alive by his pupils Polemon and Crates, ceased only when Arcesilaus, the founder of the so-called Second Academy, gave a new direction to the studies of the school.
Any injury done to the "souls" being one of the worst of iniquities, the good monk should not wash his clothes (indeed, the most austere will reject clothes altogether), nor even wash his teeth, for fear of injuring living things.
But no sooner had he been promoted to the archbishopric than he put away his former manners, became the most formal and austere of men, and set himself to be the champion of the church party in all its claims, reasonable or unreasonable, against the state.
Personally Daunou was reserved and somewhat austere, preserving in his habits a strange mixture of bourgeois and monk.
He was described by Thureau-Dangin as "le plus solennel des indecis, le plus meditatif des irreflechis, le plus heureux des ambitieux, le plus austere des courtisans de la foule."
The austere dignity of Antiphon, the plain elegance of Lysias, the smooth and balanced finish of that middle or normal character which is represented by Isocrates, have come together in Demosthenes.
Some gods, particularly Indra, are said to have won divine rank by " austere fervour " and asceticism, which is one of the processes that makes gods out of mortals even now in India. ?
Pure and austere, it enjoined the strictest morals in the midst of corruption, and the most dignified self-respect in face of idolatrous servility.
In reality, he was a prince of wide knowledge and culture, knowing several languages and austere in morals; and although he cannot be acquitted of occasional harshness, he had the secret of winning the hearts of his subjects, who never refused him their support in times of difficulty.
in showing the necessity of dogma and the indispensableness of the austere, ascetic, chastened and graver side of the Christian religion.
The sect gradually died out after losing the protection of the common people, whose sympathy was now transferred to the austere Observants and their miracle-worker Capistrano.
But after a few years he underwent a complete change of life, and in 1662 he retired to his abbey of La Trappe, of which he became regular abbot in 1664 and introduced an austere reform (see Trappists).
The superficial, brilliant, pseudo-scientific Catholicism of the capital did not satisfy Renan, who had accepted the austere faith of his Breton masters.
From the first he was carefully nurtured to be the future prop of Protestantism by his austere parents.
All this decoration is in strange contrast with the grandly austere simplicity of the facade and outer walls of the church.
austere neoclassical style typical of the Italian Riviera.
austere, emotionless public figure you know in Britain.
The rather austere dÃ©cor was softened by early evening candle light.
This was doubtless much more to the prevailing, somewhat austere, neoclassical taste.
Clare wanted to keep a slightly austere working-class look to the house.
The authority of the parents was too austere: such parents cannot easily give love to their children.
At best they fit a very austere conception of what it is to be human.
Fixtures and fittings are a little austere, but carefully designed.
The effect seems austere, then revelatory, succinct in its hints or physical signals.
Their house, known as The Court House, looks very austere with square headed, lead lined, stone mullioned windows.
He brings to life Barrie's idea that society has become far too austere, and no longer believes in the fantastical.
Taken with the cinematography, haunting soundtrack and stunning landscapes, the film has am austere, otherworldly air.
Lower impact and a smaller environmental footprint doesn't mean austere.
A striped awning is mounted at the entrance where flowering plants help to improve the austere academic severity of the school entrance.
cassis aromas, and a medium-bodied, austere, juicy, and masculine character.
haunting soundtrack and stunning landscapes, the film has am austere, otherworldly air.
In the depth of winter the view is framed by the austere cliffs with long icicles glistening in the cold winter light.
Later artists parodied the excesses, producing religious kitsch loathsome to the austere Protestant ethic.
monks of the priory as their Whitsun break after a season of austere duties.
He spent himself in apostolic works and practiced austere mortification.
practisead to break with their austere religious tradition and practice magic.
very prim, very proper, some say austere.
slothful servant, who sayest, ' He is an austere master, ' shalt be confounded for ever.
Trained as he had been to the study of marbles and the severity of the antique, and openly avowing that he considered the antique superior to nature as being more eclectic in form, he now and always affected precision of outline, dignity of idea and of figure, and he thus tended towards rigidity, and to an austere wholeness rather than gracious sensitiveness of expression.
The establishment of Singh Sabhas, of Sikh newspapers, and the spread of education have largely tended in the same direction, but the strict ethical code of Sikhism and the number of its obligatory divine services have caused many to fall away from the faith: nor does the austere Sikh ritual appeal to women, who generally prefer Hinduism with its picturesque material worship and the brightness of its innumerable festivals.
The lasting sadness that thus early overshadowed him tended to facilitate his acceptance of the austere teaching of the Oxford Tracts; and though he was never an acknowledged disciple of Newman, it was due to the latter's influence that from this date his theology assumed an increasingly High Church character, and his printed sermon on the "Rule of Faith" was taken as a public profession of his alliance with the Tractarians.
Her own life was by choice, and as far as her position would admit, one of almost austere simplicity and homeliness; and her subjects were proud of a royalty which involved none of the mischiefs of caprice or ostentation, but set an example alike of motherly sympathy and of queenly dignity.
Richard Shackleton was endowed with a grave, pure and tranquil nature, constant and austere, yet not without those gentle elements that often redeem the drier qualities of his religious persuasion.
The austere simplicity of the ritual which Farel had introduced, and to which Calvin had conformed; the strictness with which the ministers sought to enforce not only the laws of morality, but certain sumptuary regulations respecting the dress and mode of living of the citizens; and their determination in spiritual matters and ecclesiastical ceremonies not to submit to the least dictation from the civil power, led to violent dissensions.
Whom have you got there dressed up as a Hungarian? said the commander with an austere gibe.
And, thou wicked and slothful servant, who sayest, ' He is an austere master, ' shalt be confounded for ever.
Rather, there was a flinty, somewhat austere structure giving support and contrast to rich, unctuous fruit.
The austere look of Zen gardens can be achieved at larger scales in the home landscape.
The yellow hues softened the austere whiteness, offering an air of antiquity and warmth.
Astringent wines are often described as austere mellow as they age.
A wine that is described as "austere" is a wine with crisp, but harsh flavor characteristics.
Austere wines are generally young wines with high acids, tannins or both.
Comments of "Britney Spears Syndrome" and "Vanessa Hudgens-style stunt" peppered the nightly newscasts of even the most austere and respected journalists.
Shoe fashionistas with a serious shopping need and an equally austere budget often have a difficult time keeping up with the latest trends.
The red crystal face creates an austere contrast against the stainless steel casing and ring.
Golden Ellipse: Simple, elegant, and stylishly austere, the Golden Ellipse is a flagship of the entire Patek collection.
Their eye-catching gleam and classic black details make these sleek and austere, yet sublimely elegant watches perfect for any occasion.
The elegant, austere tower sits alone with no messy cables buttons to mar its appearance yet it yields professional sound quality for the radio or your favorite audio files.
The diamond studded bezel and mother of pearl dial will put a twinkle in your eye, while the white leather strap whispers beguilingly of pure, austere beauty.
Another company that has enjoyed success across more than one era, Movado prides itself on creating distinctive watches in a largely austere style.
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