ascetically

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv ascetically in an ascetic manner "she lived ascetically in a small house all by herself"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ascetically In an ascetical manner; by the practice of asceticism; as an ascetic; to or toward asceticism: as, persons ascetically inclined.
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Quotations

  • Friedrich Nietzsche
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    “In every ascetic morality man worships a part of himself as God and for that he needs to diabolize the other part.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich%20Nietzsche
    “The ascetic makes a necessity of virtue.”
  • Bertrand Russell
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    “Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense, drive men to seek the pleasures of power. Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic.”

Usage

In literature:

I remember I encouraged you not to take too ascetic a view of such things.
"Unleavened Bread" by Robert Grant
In his early days the way to virtue and happiness appeared to Philo to lie in the solitary and ascetic life.
"Philo-Judaeus of Alexandria" by Norman Bentwich
The power of ascetic penances is highly extolled in the Puranas, as also in the epics.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
With them he departed to prison and a life more ascetic than any he had hitherto known.
"The Altar Steps" by Compton MacKenzie
His features were those of the ascetic and man of the world.
"For the Faith" by Evelyn Everett-Green
There was no yielding in his pale, ascetic features.
"The Man in the Twilight" by Ridgwell Cullum
They are no ascetics, but the most cheerful, happy family I have ever come across.
"Elsie's children" by Martha Finley
But Jewish life had meantime passed into a new phase: it had become pietistic, priestly, almost ascetic.
"The Life of Reason" by George Santayana
St. Jerome lived to the full the lives of scholar and of ascetic.
"The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day" by Evelyn Underhill
He was anything but an ascetic seeking martyrdom.
"Recent Developments in European Thought" by Various
His habits are almost ascetic in their rigour.
"Success (Second Edition)" by Max Aitken Beaverbrook
The baron would have embraced his brother; but the gloomy ascetic forbade.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)" by John Roby
Passion has its own ascetic cell, where it can fast and scourge itself.
"The Black Cat" by John Todhunter
It was in this electric atmosphere that Ghandi, emerging from his ascetic retirement, found himself an unchallenged leader.
"Essays in Liberalism" by Various
The ascetics fled from a profane and degenerate world to perpetual solitude, or religious society.
"History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 11 (of 12)" by S. Rappoport
Lenau on the contrary thrust it from him with true ascetic spirit.
"Types of Weltschmerz in German Poetry" by Wilhelm Alfred Braun
Don't flatter yourself that you had the aspect of an ascetic.
"A Court of Inquiry" by Grace S. Richmond
At this time his day-dream was that it should be not an ascetic order, but rather devotional and mystical.
"Hugh" by Arthur Christopher Benson
He lived, however, the life of a saint, nearly that of an ascetic.
"Pioneers and Founders or, Recent Workers in the Mission field" by Charlotte Mary Yonge
Pietism grew mystical, ascetic, and superstitious.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
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In poetry:

Finding no Donatello now,
No reverent Giotto 'mong the quick,
To glorify ascetic vow
Of Francis or of Dominic;
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
He proved them this - he proved them that -
This good but wearisome ascetic;
He jumped and thumped upon his hat,
He was so very energetic.
"Sir Macklin" by William Schwenck Gilbert
The Narrow, thorny path he trod.
“Enter into My joy,” said God.
The sad ascetic shook his head;
“I’ve lost all taste for joy,” he said.
"The Ascetic" by Victor James Daley
Is a solemn, sober, ancient ghost,
Who doesn’t seem to like to converse. . .
Before this figure, ascetic and reserved,
My words have always stuck in my throat.
"The Unconscious" by Antero Tarquinio de Quental
I know my eye grew wide and bright,
Despite a life ascetic,
And from the narrow path of right
I felt a tug magnetic,
That sought to draw me o'er the sand
Out to the siren-haunted strand.
"The Minglers" by C J Dennis
"My life was once lonely, and almost ascetic;
But now, if I venture to walk in the street,
With her books in her hand, some fair Peripatetic
Is sure to address me with whisperings sweet.
"A Romance In Real (Academic) Life" by E W Bowling

In news:

Are the new ascetics masters of self-denial or just self-promotion.
The Ascetic Junkies The Cage Has No Bottom.
Ascetic at Home but Vigorous on Bench.
The Ascetic Junkies' down-home approach to life on the road.
The pair of undercover ascetics make excellent use of the show's rolling set-pieces as they push through the convent 's underground corridors and basements in search of a secret tomb.
In March 1971, the newly established Center for Byzantine Studies at Birmingham University held a seminar on the subject of the role of the ascetic in the early Byzantine world.
Columbia, 1967 Recovering from his 1966 motorcycle crash, Dylan took a left turn into country music and ascetic mysticism, connecting to Nashville th.
In interviews, Converge present themselves as hardcore-punk ascetics, studio rats born to create brutal, convoluted maelstroms — and that's about it.
Sanctuaries were erected in the Holy Land upon the death of Sufi mystics who lived an ascetic life, wandering, fasting and praying in solitude.
The ascetic, however, doesn't see any windfall.
A longtime Rice Village favorite, Shiva Indian Restaurant is named after Lord Shiva , one of the most complex of Indian gods -- "destroyer and restorer, ascetic and symbol of sensuality, herdsman and avenger".
Ascetics, or sadhus, at Varanasi Ghat, India, 2001.
The most voluble person I ever met was a somewhat chubby, middle-aged Indian ascetic, or sadhu, who had taken a strict vow of silence.
The songwriting veteran Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes has embraced a brighter ascetic since first emerging in the 90s as an angry folk sibling to Elliott Smith.
We are operating an old plate-and-frame filter press to filter polymer from the water/ascetic acid supernatent produced in the process.
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In science:

The ENGCG grammatical representation appears to be the most detailed of the three, while the representation used in Parts of speech seems to be the most ascetic. (cid:15) Five texts totalling , words were used.
Three studies of grammar-based surface-syntactic parsing of unrestricted English text. A summary and orientation
To treat jet cross sections, or heavy quark production in DIS and other processes, we need to retreat from the ascetic evolution in terms of observables only, to parton distribution functions.
Summary, DIS 97
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