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temperament -- as in: it is her temperament
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  • She has the experience, temperament, and judgment for the job.
  • The gulf is the difference between the angelic and the diabolic temperament.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • Males lack the seriousness of temperament required of persons with such grave responsibilities.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • I guessed that she knew Ambrose’s temperament well enough to know that if she bolted away and embarrassed him, he would make her pay for it later.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind

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  • A nervous temperament, with a tired look.
    Oscar Wilde  --  An Ideal Husband
  • "I don’t care for her temperament."
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • As much as possible they try to avoid any huge disparities in intelligence, temperament, social background, and age.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • I used to think of this feeling of insecurity as a weakness, a failing of my own temperament, and I would have been ashamed if anyone had found out about it.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • It’s time-consuming work—takes a certain mind-set—he didn’t have the temperament nor the physical hardiness for it.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • But based on the descriptions of Merrill Shortley and Christine Kogut, he had the brutal temperament, and maybe the motive, to commit these vicious murders.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die

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  • She’ll walk into the room, beautiful and brilliant, a sexual goddess with the mind of a scholar and an angel’s temperament.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • Others I intuitively judged to lack the necessary temperament for the arduous task at hand.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Even at ten years old he’d had a sharp, defensive wit and an acidic temperament.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • Only their temperaments are different.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • She has the same temperament as Enrique and Lourdes: she is testy, a stubborn fighter who stands her ground.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • He was a beautiful little boy, sweet as sugar, and had the same temperament as his father.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • Usually it’s an older woman of kindly temperament and humane politics.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • This responsiveness had nothing to do with that flabby impressionability which is dignified under the name of the "creative temperament."
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • Everybody knows that England is the world of betting men, who are of a higher class than mere gamblers; to bet is in the English temperament.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Not politics, not a desire for freedom—they don’t have the temperament or the intellect for such things.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Sanguine temperament, great physical strength, morbidly excitable, periods of gloom, ending in some fixed idea which I cannot make out.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Animal dose is partly body weight and partly temperament.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • What treasures hers promised! A queen’s ransom of temperament.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • That is the act of a man driven almost crazy with a frenzied hate-it suggests rather the Latin temperament.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • Does enough of your body’s native temperament linger to give you enjoyment of the horror?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • With Higgins’s physique and temperament Sweet might have set the Thames on fire.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • This was a very strong expression of approbation, an uncommonly hearty welcome, from a person of Mr. Sikes’ temperament.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • But those things, always an integral part of his temperament, had almost wholly ceased.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • His temperament might be said to be just at the point of maturity.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • With our rarely changing temperaments, strong emotions can alter us in permanent ways.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • What gulf of years stretched between him and that other time, what deed of thought and action, what difference in temperament? I did not want to know.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • Their looks, though, were as distinct and different as their temperaments.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • The killer felt a stirring of arousal as he recalled the fiery temperament of Leonardo Vetra’s daughter.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • It has been necessary to forge in you the wise and judicious temperament that will guide you as protector of the Heart Crystal.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • It was a typical small southern town, conservative and white, and not too far removed in temperament from the next town over, Stone Mountain, a longtime headquarters of sorts for the Ku Klux Klan and the site of cross burnings as recently as the late 1980s.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Differences of temperament and outlook had kept them intermittently at war with one another for years.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • If a man, boldest and most intelligent of creatures, won’t wander from place to place, a stranger to all, beholden to none, why would an animal, which is by temperament far more conservative?
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • A mere matter, for the most part, of latitude and longitude, and geographical position, acting with natural temperament.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • But for the trained reasoner to admit such intrusions into his own delicate and finely adjusted temperament was to introduce a distracting factor which might throw a doubt upon all his mental results.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • The work to a man of my temperament was mechanical and uninteresting, but the privilege of living with youth, of helping to mould those young minds, and of impressing them with one’s own character and ideals, was very dear to me.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • General Bagovut, a fighting old soldier of placid temperament, being also upset by all the delay, confusion, and cross-purposes, fell into a rage to everybody’s surprise and quite contrary to his usual character and said disagreeable things to Toll.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The Took family was still, indeed, accorded a special respect, for it remained both numerous and exceedingly wealthy, and was liable to produce in every generation strong characters of peculiar habits and even adventurous temperament.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Carried away by his volatile temperament, the Canadian put great animation into it.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • This wine-shop keeper was a bull-necked, martial-looking man of thirty, and he should have been of a hot temperament, for, although it was a bitter day, he wore no coat, but carried one slung over his shoulder.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • If Bob was unavailable, then he would rather be alone, for in temperament he was not in the least Mr. Clutter’s son but rather Bonnie’s child, a sensitive and reticent boy.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • It was tinged, rather more darkly than usual, with the gentle gloom of Mr. Hooper’s temperament.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Minister’s Black Veil
  • He had a ready faculty, indeed, of escaping from any topic that agitated his too sensitive and nervous temperament.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • ’I was just wondering whether Mr Potter has quite the temperament for an Auror?’ said Professor Umbridge sweetly.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Our friendship lasted, in this manner, for several years, during which my general temperament and character—through the instrumentality of the Fiend Intemperance—had (I blush to confess it) experienced a radical alteration for the worse.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Black Cat
  • Marius possessed one of those temperaments which bury themselves in sorrow and there abide; Cosette was one of those persons who plunge into sorrow and emerge from it again.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
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