(1) We inherited those austere policies and the consequences of them.(2) He was gifted with a great sense of humour, and it was unsuspected by those who did not know him really well because of his austere appearance.(3) His spokesman says the king is a reserved, austere man.(4) Employment with a foreign aid agency became the best way to earn a substantial salary in a competitive and still austere economy.(5) These pieces are austere and unadorned in a way that I'd associate with Shaker simplicity and grace.(6) He is very reserved and austere , just as you would imagine a grand old man of ancient times to be.(7) All of this is presented in a style that is both austere and beautiful - plain as can be, yet suffused with an appreciation for artifice as a way of survival.(8) Reflects Meyers: ├ö├ç├┐Orwell's austere , dour, spartan and ascetic character as well as his tall, gangly figure was more Scottish than English.├ö├ç├û(9) What we want is abundant savings and investment in private enterprises, and a lean, austere , low-budget, minimal government.(10) During her month in the 1950s, Hina had to endure strict discipline, austere meals, outdoor swimming and incessant tests.(11) Here is something designed to be functional and austere .(12) Thank you for publicizing the hard work our Air Force professionals accomplish in such austere conditions.(13) Hard-edged surfaces can make bathrooms seem cold and austere .(14) Yes, well, it's almost a transformation of these serious and austere people.(15) Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth but supreme beauty, a beauty cold and austere like that of sculpture.(16) Peter expected high standards, but his sometimes austere manner veiled a deep concern for people and an insight into the human condition.