Word of the Week: Ascetics

As in: “No one he knew and respected—Richard, Ali, Asian Henry Young—did them: not drugs, not sugar, not caffeine, not salt, not meat, not gluten, not nicotine. They were artists-as-ascetics” (Yanagihara, 2015, p.274). 

Yanagihara, H. (2015). A little life. New York, NY: Doubleday.

For definitions of ascetic, consult the Oxford English Dictionary.


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