His mouth was ascetically thin-lipped, but firm and clean cut.
And so those who are ascetically disposed, if not in their life, in their tastes, condemn Renoir as pretty and sentimental.
"I do not use tobacco nor alcohol in any form," repeated Hotchkiss ascetically.
Irish monasticism was an ascetically ordered continuance of Irish society.
ascetically benevolent were his grey eyes; a pale and ghostly smile played on the curves of his thin lips.
1640s, from Greek asketikos "rigorously self-disciplined, laborious," from asketes "monk, hermit," earlier "one who practices an art or trade," from askein "to exercise, train," originally "to train for athletic competition, practice gymnastics, exercise."
"one of the early Christians who retired to the desert to live solitary lives of meditation and prayer," 1670s, from ascetic (adj.).