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See also: Spartan
By analogy with the ancient Spartans, who famously possessed these qualities.
- Austere, frugal, characterized by self-denial.
- I went on the retreat to the monastery, thinking I would be sleeping in a spartan cell, only to discover a simple but comfortable bedroom.
- 1960 June, R. C. Riley, “The coastal branches of South-East Devon: Part Two”, in Trains Illustrated, page 337:
- The engine was Class "3" 2-6-2 tank No. 82013, with Driver Sampson (Exmouth), and its roomy draught-free cab was a striking contrast to the spartan comfort offered on the Drummond tank.
- 2020 August 26, “Network News: Stations investment boosts regeneration, says report”, in Rail, page 17:
- Among its findings, the report says: "In recent years we have seen more stations transformed from run-down Victorian hulks, or spartan bus-sheltered platforms, into places that people can take pride in, feel comfortable in using, and which are fulfilling more of their wider potential.
- Resolute in the face of danger or adversity.
- The spartan legionaries vowed to fight to the death.
- Lacking in decoration and luxury.
- After ten years as a fashion designer in the rough-and-tumble Garment District, Eloise left New York for the spartan but serene life of a farmer's wife.
austere, lacking luxury
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