austerely austerely  /ˌɔ ˈstɪr li/


  • (adv) in an austere fashion


  1. He was married, and a member of the austerely devout lay Brotherhood of Our Lady.
  2. The service was simple, austerely Presbyterian.
  3. The descriptions of the sex act are austerely limited by his own preoccupation with the topography of the erogenous zones.


  • "The modern conference resembles the pilgrimage of medieval Christendom," Mr. Lodge writes, "in that it allows the participants to indulge themselves in all the pleasures and diversions of travel while appearing to be austerely bent on...
    on Apr 7, 2006 By: David Lodge Source: Wall Street Journal

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