Mrs. Fairfax turned out to be what she appeared, a placid-tempered, kind-natured woman, of competent education and average intelligence.
Jane, I am not a gentle-tempered man — you forget that: I am not long-enduring; I am not cool and dispassionate.
"And what a sweet-tempered forehead he has!" cried Louisa, — "so smooth — none of those frowning irregularities I dislike so much; and such a placid eye and smile!"
On that occasion, he again, with a full heart, acknowledged that God had tempered judgment with mercy.
As she grew up, a sound English education corrected in a great measure her French defects; and when she left school, I found in her a pleasing and obliging companion: docile, good-tempered, and well-principled.
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If you had only given me some hint, if you had only broken your word with me a couple of times, if you had been bad-tempered or impatient with me—if you had been a lesser man, maybe I could have taken what I saw you doing.
Harper Lee -- Go Set a Watchman
For the rest of the day, I’m short-tempered and distracted.