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tempered
used in Wuthering Heights

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1  —2 uses as in:
short-tempered
Definition
having a typical mood or temperament — often in reference to how easily one is angered
  • There were no mutual concessions: one stood erect, and the others yielded: and who can be ill-natured and bad-tempered when they encounter neither opposition nor indifference?
    Chapter 10 (8% in)
  • They could not every day sit so grim and taciturn; and it was impossible, however ill-tempered they might be, that the universal scowl they wore was their every-day countenance.
    Chapter 2 (40% in)

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  • 'The worst-tempered bit of a sickly slip that ever struggled into its teens.
    Chapter 23 (82% in)
  • A propensity to be saucy was one; and a perverse will, that indulged children invariably acquire, whether they be good tempered or cross.
    Chapter 18 (6% in)
  • He pressed its hand, and kissed the sarcastic, savage face that every one else shrank from contemplating; and bemoaned him with that strong grief which springs naturally from a generous heart, though it be tough as tempered steel.
    Chapter 34 (83% in)

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