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  • A tear moistened the eye of the phlegmatic Englishman.
  • "May I ask what that was?" said the Englishman with an expression of curiosity, which a close observer would have been astonished at discovering in his phlegmatic countenance.
  • This is the mode in which they manage these things, and succeed in Eastern climes, where there are grave and phlegmatic persons who care very little for the questions of time in conjunctures of importance.
  • " "A nobility of the rope!" said Chateau-Renaud phlegmatically.

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  • She views him as phlegmatic and dull, but I think of him as steady and unflappable.
  • Sometimes I think it is a great mistake to have matter that can think and feel. It complains so. By the same token, though, I suppose that boulders and mountains and moons could be accused of being a little too phlegmatic.
    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.  --  The Sirens of Titan

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