They live in sacerdotal isolation, austerely aloof from the populace, like a colony of monks.
“Is that the way you treat such a—an abominable——” began Miss Grey austerely.
"I do not share your commiseration for that young man," said Mr. Faucitt austerely.
“Thanks,” said Bob austerely, as Mike returned the ball to him.
The Chaplain-General received us, if not coldly, at least austerely.
"And you must leave this place at once," said Mr Tempest, austerely.
If we resort to the earlier authorities, not excepting Grotius himself, we find these rights stated most austerely.
Health, it is austerely added, is more important than fashion!
They went into the dim, white room where swathed presences stood as if austerely welcoming them.
Portal did not answer at once, and Carson turned on him austerely and keenly.
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.