These pieces are austere and unadorned in a way that I'd associate with Shaker simplicity and grace.
It was a gorgeous, awe-inspiring piece of modern machinery - almost Zen-like in its shining simplicity and austere precision.
The compound loomed in front of him, the cement walls austere and forbidding.
Ishmael was struck by the man's austere expression.
Combining a depressing ending and austere realism with an idealistic, descriptive story is one of Hemingway's particulars of style.
He seems a somewhat austere and unsympathetic figure and his verses today seem dull and obscure, in translation at least.
An austere and formal man, his affection for his wife and seven living children was minimal.
But he insisted that he was trying to return to the traditions of Gladstone's austere Victorian budgets - fairer and simpler taxes, and tight control on spending.
She had no formal training but developed a rigorous, austere style, counter-pointed by a sensuous use of color, which she maintained for many decades.
Cookie, realizing exactly how her words must have sounded, cracked a smile as well, softening her austere expression somewhat.