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Sample sentences for the GRE study word ascetic

ascetic can be used as a adj
ascetic can be used as a noun

1.An ascetic who is internally troubled with desire. - from The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana by Vatsyayana
2.In this respect, the ascetic and the sage converge. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
3.I am still a Samana, he thought, I am still an ascetic and beggar. - from Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
4.He had sunken cheeks, a yellow complexion, a straight back, an ascetic aspect, and, with his arms dropped, the palms of hands outwards, resembled an idol. - from Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
5.Hester sought not to acquire anything beyond a subsistence, of the plainest and most ascetic description, for herself, and a simple abundance for her child. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
6.Instead of enjoying his new comforts, Donne grew more ascetic and intellectual in his tastes. - from English Literature by William J. Long
7.This and her downcast modest demeanor were perhaps at first disappointing to the crowd, who had evidently expected a paragon of loveliness--as the Circe of the grim ascetic defendant, who sat beside his counsel. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
8."But I am no longer the one I was, I am no ascetic any more, I am not a priest any more, I am no Brahman any more. - from Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
9.Casuistry, and an ascetic morality, made up, in most cases, the greater part of the moral philosophy of the schools. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
10.Then, during the moral epoch of mankind, they sacrificed to their God the strongest instincts they possessed, their "nature" THIS festal joy shines in the cruel glances of ascetics and "anti-natural" fanatics. - from Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
11.All tales and answers, which the two young ascetics had received in their search for Gotama's abode, had pointed them towards this area. - from Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

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