Austerity (See also Asceticism, Discipline.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Austerity (See also Asceticism, Discipline.)

  1. Amish conservative Christian group in North America noted for its simple, orderly life and nonconformist dress. [Am. Hist.: EB, I: 316]
  2. Borromeo, Charles archbishop; lived thriftily; gave money to poor. [Ital. Hist.: Hall, 65]
  3. Cato, Marcus Porcius (234–149 B.C.) Roman statesman known for conservatism; taxed luxuries. [Rom. Hist.: EB, II: 645]
  4. Clennam, Mrs. ascetic woman; wears only black. [Br. Lit.: Little Dorrit]
  5. common thistle indicates starkness. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 178]
  6. Dotheboys Hall Mr. Squeers’s school: no extras, no vacations. [Br. Lit.: Nicholas Nickleby]
  7. Puritanism 16th- and 17th-century religious reform movement noted for its moral earnestness and austerity. [Br. and Am. Hist.: EB, VIII: 309]
  8. Shakers celibate religious sect flourishing in 19th-century U.S. [Am. Hist.: EB, IX: 105]
  9. Spartans residents of Greek city known for its stern dedication to militarism. [Gk. Hist.: EB, IX: 403]