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.
A mysterious conversion had been effected in him by an austere Cistercian abbot.
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.
The bustle of the modern commercial city has superseded the austere dignity of the old Prussian capital.
At the Museum he was austere and remote among his companions, but was nevertheless instrumental in 1852 in starting the Volunteer movement.
He, one of the greatest monarchs in Europe, habitually wore plain Cracow cloth, drank nothing but water, and kept the most austere of tables.
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.
She introduced Italian elegance and luxury into the austere court of Cracow and exercised no inconsiderable influence on affairs.
The rule was the Augustinian, supplemented by regulations of an austere character.
Helmholtz was a man of simple but refined tastes, of noble carriage and somewhat austere manner.
When this last sacrifice had been made, he was, even when tried by the maxims of that austere time, faultless.
The world saw with astonishment this vicious, rough, coarse-fibred man of the world transformed into an austere penitent, who worked miracles of healing.
Lelewel, a man of austere character, simple tastes and the loftiest conception of honour, was a lover of learning for its own sake.
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.
He was austere and religious; many of his closest friends were among the more saintly of the national clergy.
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.