Cold and forbidding
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The Sanctuary was plain to the point of austere, with no luxuries.
Brady had conducted many missions in austere conditions in other countries.
He betook himself at first to Port Royal, and began to live a recluse and austere life there.
He remained an austere republican, refusing to take part in the Napoleonic regime.
As the austere champion of the precepts of Islam, he soon restored order in the whole district.