Perhaps it was the first time she was ready, perhaps the first time her being was tempered to take an impress of the abiding truth.
There was a band playing down at Klein’s hotel, and the strains reached them faintly, tempered by the distance.
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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.