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temperament -- as in: it is her temperament
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A Tale of Two Cities
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  • This wine-shop keeper was a bull-necked, martial-looking man of thirty, and he should have been of a hot temperament, for, although it was a bitter day, he wore no coat, but carried one slung over his shoulder.
  • The result of that conference was, that Gabelle again withdrew himself to his housetop behind his stack of chimneys; this time resolved, if his door were broken in (he was a small Southern man of retaliative temperament), to pitch himself head foremost over the parapet, and crush a man or two below.

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  • She has the experience, temperament, and judgment for the job.
  • The gulf is the difference between the angelic and the diabolic temperament.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman

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