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Gone with the Wind
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  • Little bad-tempered Joe!
  • She was hot-tempered and easily plagued by the frequent scrapes of her four sons, and while no one was permitted to whip a horse or a slave, she felt that a lick now and then didn’t do the boys any harm.
  • They were all healthy, thoughtless young animals, sleek, graceful, high-spirited, the boys as mettlesome as the horses they rode, mettlesome and dangerous but, withal, sweet-tempered to those who knew how to handle them.
  • If Charles had inherited any of the qualities of the stern, fearless, hot-tempered soldier who had been his father, they had been obliterated in childhood by the ladylike atmosphere in which he had been reared.
  • In his mild-tempered way, Will had straightened out several difficulties of this kind and said nothing to her about them.
  • Scarlett did not mean to be short tempered and she really wanted to make Frank a good wife, for she was fond of him and grateful for his help in saving Tara.
  • His lovable bad-tempered little brother, penniless somewhere in the West.
  • But she did not possess his sense of humor which tempered his malice, nor his smile that jeered at himself even while he was jeering others.
  • He was bitter now, where he had been pleasantly jeering, brutal where his thrusts had once been tempered with humor.

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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.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes

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