Democrats greeted the news with a song linking Romney and Ryan's austere bill to the tune of "That's Amore."
“It looks spare and austere, but we spent 1,000 hours creating these,” Snoeren said.
His investment in the opinions that he so elegantly articulated never superseded the austere truth.
It cuts across Christian denominations, from stern, austere sects to the signs-and-wonders culture of modern megachurches.
His father, a lawyer, was an austere and distant presence who shipped his son off to a local military academy.
Quickly the light died out of his face, leaving it stern and austere.
The simple, austere, stoical, heroic man she admired as one above her.
A sinister, wrathful, and austere divinity who has no place in Triton's city.
The Spartans were dignified, austere, and of few words, "laconic" in speech.
Very young—but austere, dignified, and strange, genuinely and effortlessly strange.
early 14c., from Old French austere (Modern French austère) and directly from Latin austerus "dry, harsh, sour, tart," from Greek austeros "bitter, harsh," especially "making the tongue dry" (originally used of fruits, wines), metaphorically "austere, harsh," from PIE *saus- "dry" (cf. Greek auos "dry," auein "to dry"). Use in English is figurative: "stern, severe, very simple." Related: Austerely.