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- ‘Resigning his see to write, preach, and travel, he lived ascetically in London.’
- ‘The family lived rather ascetically.’
- ‘She had lived ascetically to the point where she destroyed her fragile mental and physical health.’
- ‘Buddhist monks spend twenty years living ascetically and meditating for hours at a time before they presume to believe that they have conquered all selfish desires.’
- ‘Are all men welcome to go there only if they live as monks, sharing the humility and simple lives of the inhabitants, eating, dressing, and living ascetically and piously, etc.?’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.