Definition of Asceticisms
1. asceticism [n] - See also: asceticism
Lexicographical Neighbors of Asceticisms
Literary usage of Asceticisms
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Texts and Studies: Contributions to Biblical and Patristic Literature by J. Anmitage Robingon (1904)
"And Unding that ho wus very perfect and pure and had passed his life in great asceticisms, I told him and showed to him what was in my thoughts. ..."
2. Charles Kingsley: His Letters and Memories of His Life by Charles Kingsley (1878)
"But no one can have read much of the history of asceticisms, Christian or other (and teetotalism is one and a most important one), without seeing the evils ..."
3. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1900)
"... asceticisms and church doctrine founded on the idea of pecuniary gain, may have strengthened the popular prejudice against cousin marriage. ..."
4. The Cambridge History of American Literature by William Peterfield Trent (1917)
"Self-centred and self-righteous, the victim of strange asceticisms and morbid spiritual debauches, every circumstance of his life ripened and expanded the ..."
5. The Beginnings of Christianity by Paul Wernle, Theodor Mommsen, Marion J. Wright, Gustav Adolph Bienemann, Heinrich Kiepert, William Douglas Morrison (1904)
"... when it threatened to disappear altogether in speculations, mysteries, asceticisms, superstitions of every kind, then the majority of the Christian ..."