- r in an austere fashion
the church was austerely simple
- As prosperous Germans have been able to afford more and better clothes, they yearned all the more to take them offexcept, of course, in austerely Communist East Germany, where .
- He was married, and a member of the austerely devout lay Brotherhood of Our Lady.
- This elicits his (austerely expressed) sympathy as well as ours.
- David Lodge in Wall Street Journal
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...