ascetic in Grieks
Furthermore he did not pretend to be an ascetic, and Bertha Erckmann was certainly a tempting adventure in mid ocean. Upon recalling her, his imagination always saw a race horse. Large, spare, roan colored, and with a long stride.
Of what use was such useless stuff? Whenever he thought of the hard life of millions of men in the open field, he felt a longing to lead an ascetic life.
He went home desolately ascetic, and longed for Orchid all the night.
He was a tall, thin, but still vigorous old man, with black hair streaked with grey, and a long, grave, ascetic face.
The Abbot, Father John, seemed a kindly man of advancing years, slender and ascetic in appearance.
The same meek and humble ascetics will rise up and go out to work for the great cause.
Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense, drive men to seek the pleasures of power. Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic.
The wealthy, self-indulgent young man felt oddly drawn to the strict, ascetic life led by members of some monastic orders.
Hundreds of nuns of the Catholic church live an ascetic life of prayer.
Her sister is extroverted and fun-loving, while she is ascetic and strict.
1. holy man: monk, penitent, puritan
2. austere: rigourous, severe, modest, plain, unadorned, reclusive