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  • But that is just how it is, sometimes, especially in cases like the present one, with the decisions of the most precise and phlegmatic people.
  • Pyotr Ilyitch was by no means phlegmatic at that moment.

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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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