Brother Sebastian lived an ascetic existence. From LearnThat.org.
Be systematically ascetic...do...something for no other reason than that you would rather not do it. From Wordnet, Princeton University.
ascetic practices. From Wordnet, Princeton University.
And yet there was a certain ascetic lengthening of the lines of his face. From Wordnik.com. [Chapter 20: A Lost Oligarch] Reference
And becoming pre-eminent in ascetic habits, she was wont to wear raiment of triple roughness. From Wordnik.com. [Psalms of the Sisters] Reference
From the very first the ascetic was the natural rival of the bishop. From Wordnik.com. [The Beginnings of Christianity. Vol. II.] Reference
The harsh ascetic, however, is the one the word ascetic most generally conjures up. From Wordnik.com. [Married Love: or, Love in Marriage] Reference
Why has he led the kind of ascetic life that he's led for the last several decades?. From Wordnik.com. [Arafat: In the Eyes of the Beholder] Reference
She arrived next at the hut of a venerable mouni (a kind of ascetic), and she told him of her misery. From Wordnik.com. [Filipino Popular Tales] Reference
Both 'ascetic' and 'erotic' ideals are part of Hinduism. From Wordnik.com. [Communalism Watch] Reference
He devoted a kind of ascetic energy to subduing his own will, and I remember no other outbreak. From Wordnik.com. [Prue and I] Reference
He is like a lot of these people: able to live their "ascetic" or "righteous" lifestyles only because others don't. From Wordnik.com. [Latest Articles] Reference
The terms "ascetic" and "Sufi," which were formerly almost synonymous, henceforward cease to be so, and often conceal a fundamental variance with each other. From Wordnik.com. [Mystics and Saints of Islam] Reference
The Irish in my Mother's family lived the ascetic. From Wordnik.com. [Ah, The Drink] Reference
He was a father, a pacifist, an ascetic, a prophet. From Wordnik.com. [A Portrait of Faith] Reference
The Lord gives no countenance to the life of the ascetic. From Wordnik.com. [My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year] Reference
All our efforts to restrain ourselves and be a bit ascetic. From Wordnik.com. [David Katz, M.D.: Nutritious Foods: Being Smarter Than the Average Bear] Reference
In the Bertolucci, he has the rail-thin body of an ascetic. From Wordnik.com. [Goodbye, Airhead] Reference
The Saudi does not fit the profile of the ascetic Muslim rebel. From Wordnik.com. [Taking From The Poor] Reference
Pale and Dry, "was an ascetic philosopher;" Claret: Very Light and. From Wordnik.com. [The History of "Punch"] Reference
Because in a small nook across that ascetic cell of a bedroom, Salinger kept a safe. From Wordnik.com. [Salinger Like You’ve Never Seen Him] Reference
His was not the ascetic or contemplative nature; he did not live in reflective calm. From Wordnik.com. [Frank H. Nelson of Cincinnati] Reference
But the notion of Sitek becoming a sonic ascetic doesn't hold water, and nor should it. From Wordnik.com. [Maximum Balloon: Maximum Balloon] Reference
He was a man of almost ascetic habits, but to-night he felt that he needed some stimulant. From Wordnik.com. [Uncanny Tales] Reference
Focusing instead on creating a good design ascetic and clothes with perfect stitching, lining and form. From Wordnik.com. [Alex Geana: At Home With Reem Acra (PHOTOS)] Reference
If your tastes are more ascetic, there's also a talk-show transcript starring a unicellular critter who -- horrors!. From Wordnik.com. [Periscope] Reference
The word Sufi is derived from the old Arabic word for the uncomfortable woolen garments once worn by ascetic mystics. From Wordnik.com. [The Real Sufism] Reference
In New York City, "I lived an ascetic existence," Obama told NEWSWEEK in an interview on his campaign plane last week. From Wordnik.com. [Finding His Faith] Reference
In a country influenced by Mahatma Gandhi's ascetic ideals, one might think such riches would be a political liability. From Wordnik.com. [India’s Anti-Obama] Reference
It's kind of a requiem for Simone Weil, a controversial figure who led an ascetic, lonely, but politically committed life. From Wordnik.com. [Simone Weil Brought To Life In New Oratorio] Reference
He saw that the ascetic practices he'd been engaged in were not leading him to true liberation, and so he left them behind. From Wordnik.com. [Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche: Is Buddhism a Religion?] Reference
It turns out that the ascetic Nader -- the man who doesn't own a car or a single credit card -- has been bumped into first class. From Wordnik.com. [The New Odd Couple] Reference
No doubt the poor ascetic implicitly believed his whole life the reality of the scenes to which his imagination had transported him. From Wordnik.com. [Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 380, June, 1847] Reference
In the 16th century the Protestant Reformation swept across the Netherlands, filling the country with charity-minded ascetic Calvinists. From Wordnik.com. [ALTRUISM AND OPPORTUNISM] Reference
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