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.