austerity


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the fact or condition of being rigorous and unsparing

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the trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures)

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To speak the truth, even with some austerity, to live with some rigor of temperance, or some extremes of generosity, seems to be an asceticism which common good-nature would appoint to those who are at ease and in plenty, in sign that they feel a brotherhood with the great multitude of suffering men.
In less than five minutes they had thus revealed to me their characters, and in less than five minutes I had buckled on a breast-plate of steely indifference, and let down a visor of impassible austerity.
Via Orwellian magic, austerity no longer harms people ("cuts")--"austerity" is virtuous, essential, beneficial.
htm) general strike in Greece that has brought the country to a standstill is the latest move from within a culture of protest against austerity, that has gripped the nation since it was swallowed by the European sovereign debt crisis.
Now to achieve goals of perfection, most mystics and Sufis throughout his speech citing Quranic evidence and narrative having to struggle and austerity every hunter has been right of way to the inevitable and consequently triple lack of suppose that on his disciples and they acted and do it all have admired three reduction.
Under David Cameron we have had four years of austerity and he is promising us another four, then things "might" get better.
Not so other countries, where austerity policies introduced in the wake of the GFC are being used to dismantle public services including healthcare systems.
By Mark Blyth/Edinburgh In recent weeks, talk about a budding recovery in the eurozone has gained traction, with key indices pointing to expansion in the core countries -- data that many are citing as evidence that austerity is finally working.
The finance ministry on Thursday issued notification regarding austerity measures for the ongoing financial year 2013-14 stating that government has curtailed the expenditures of ministries/ divisions by 30 percent.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Thousands of Portuguese teachers demonstrated in capital Lisbon against government's tough austerity measures in exchange for the bailout from the international lenders for the heavily indebted country.
MADRID, June 1 (KUNA) -- Tens of thousands of Spanish people took to the streets in several cities on Saturday in protest against austerity plans imposed by the Troika as part of mass demonstrations involving 80 cities in 12 European countries.
Summary: In the nearly five years since the worst financial crash since the Great Depression, the remedy for the world's economic doldrums has swung from full-on Keynesianism to unforgiving austerity and back.
For austerity is having a devastating effect on health in Europe and North America, driving suicide, depression and infectious diseases and reducing access to medicines and care, researchers revealed.
The pain has been compounded by a succession of austerity budgets, in which Britain's Conservative-led government has tried to hack away at spending.
Protests in Bulgaria are not only about austerity, but about returning power to the people and holding new elections, Socialist opposition leader told CNN as the government of his arch rival resigned.