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If you live like an ascetic monk a small hired van may suffice. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The crude cells for the monks behind would certainly have encouraged a decidedly ascetic life. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)Now his life is ascetic and cosy. Times, Sunday Times (2010)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)In the past he had enjoyed luxury, but as he grew more fanatical, his lifestyle grew more ascetic. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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