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temperament -- as in: it is her temperament
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Crime and Punishment
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  • The first category, generally speaking, are men conservative in temperament and law-abiding; they live under control and love to be controlled.
  • But the poor fellow is saved by the criminal’s temperament, worse luck for him!
  • He lied incomparably, but he didn’t reckon on his temperament.
  • The temperament reflects everything like a mirror!
  • Knowing his nervous temperament and from the first glance seeing through him, Porfiry, though playing a bold game, was bound to win.
  • Well, I’ll tell you the whole truth, my dear fellow, about this special case, I mean: actual fact and a man’s temperament, my dear sir, are weighty matters and it’s astonishing how they sometimes deceive the sharpest calculation!
  • I was reckoning on your temperament, Rodion Romanovitch, on your temperament above all things!
  • I was reckoning on your temperament, Rodion Romanovitch, on your temperament above all things!
  • You are nervously irritable, Rodion Romanovitch, by temperament; it’s out of proportion with other qualities of your heart and character, which I flatter myself I have to some extent divined.

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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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