asceticism; the condition or practice of self-denial
The Buddha tried ascetism for six years before looking for another path to enlightenment.
There is no trace of ascetism in their strong, well-developed figures, and in their faces no suggestion of an unhealthy pietism.
The Madonna in Art Estelle M. Hurll
Their flesh-pots are not a few, and their table is a marvel of ascetism!
The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
But the most curious phase of this Shinto ascetism is represented by a custom still prevalent in remote districts.
Folkways William Graham Sumner
The power of thought, to be free and fruitful, cannot flourish without the strength of ascetism.
The Trial of Oscar Wilde Anonymous
Sholom [shaw-luh m] /ˈʃɔ ləm/ (Show IPA), or Sholem [shaw-luh m,, -lem] /ˈʃɔ ləm,, -lɛm/ (Show IPA), 1880–1957, U.S. author, born in Poland. Contemporary Examples Attempts to reach lawyers for Asch and Meltz were unsuccessful on Thursday. The Cannibal Cop’s Social Network: Are More Plotting Attacks on Women? David Freedlander April 18, 2013 Van Ronk […]
noun a city in Germany, on the River Main in Bavaria: seat of the Imperial Diet (1447); ceded to Bavaria in 1814. Pop: 68 607 (2003 est) Historical Examples We could see the trains which ran on the main line from Hanau to aschaffenburg. Three Times and Out Nellie L. McClung Tell him he is […]
Roger, 1515–68, English scholar and writer: tutor of Queen Elizabeth I. Historical Examples Ascham often refers to his illustrious pupil in claiming merit for his system. History of Education Levi Seeley Lady Jane, however, had been left at home, and Ascham went in to see her. Queen Elizabeth Jacob Abbott Ascham had died in 1568; […]
aschelminth aschelminth (āsk’hěl-mĭnth’) Any of various, mostly microscopic wormlike invertebrates of the group Aschelminthes, including the nematodes, rotifers, and gastrotrichs. Aschelminths typically inhabit water or moist soil, are often parasitic, and have complex internal structures. The status of the Aschelminthes as a single taxonomic group is controversial, and many researchers consider its members to be […]
a major grouping (formerly a phylum) of small-to-microscopic pseudocoelomate organisms, as the rotifers, nematodes, and gastrotriches, all of which are now classified as separate phyla. Historical Examples The invertebrates: Acanthocephala, Aschelminthes, and Endoprocta. The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches Louis M. Roth Aschelminthes Asc·hel·min·thes (āsk’hěl-mĭn’thēz’) n. A phylum of the Metazoa that includes nematodes and other […]