Definition of 'ascetic'
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In this setting, less advanced monks practiced the ascetic life under the tutelage of a more experienced master.Christianity Today (2000)
I am a very ascetic person and essentially prefer the feeling of not buying something to the feeling of buying it.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
What he heard, he took literally and gave up all that he owned and went off to learn about the ascetic life.Times, Sunday Times (2015) Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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