ascetic (part of speech: adjective)
- Returning to my native hills, I found the Lenten season had fairly set in, which I always dreaded on account of the solemn, tolling bell, the Episcopal church being just opposite our residence. - "Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897", Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
- Near Rouvray a battle was fought, which is known by the singular appellation of the Battle of the Herrings, from the circumstance that, at that Lenten season, a huge convoy of fish was being taken from the coast to Paris. - "Joan of Arc", Ronald Sutherland Gower.
- In the first stormy night, when the Lenten wind drove the shapeless clouds from one end of the sky to the other and shook the leafless trees, and the will- o'- the- wisps darted about among the graves, a lonely horseman approached the churchyard from the plains. - "Pretty Michal", MÃ³r JÃ³kai.