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  • In a temperate zone it's the most natural thing in the world, right as rain, to grow fields of waving grain.†   (source)
  • South Bressia, much more temperate in climate and geography, was the home for most of the world's four hundred million people and the huge coffee plantations.†   (source)
  • Thou art more lovely and more temperate.†   (source)
  • We shall make a homeworld of Arrakis—with melting lenses at the poles, with lakes in the temperate zones, and only the deep desert for the maker and his spice.†   (source)
  • In this allegory the seeker, trying to reach the One, is drawn by two horses, one white and noble and temperate, and the other surly, stubborn, passionate and black.†   (source)
  • The revised speech began temperately enough, but then Farmer intoned from the lectern, "Myths and mystifications about mdr-tb," and began reciting a rather long list.†   (source)
  • The Xhosa are part of the Nguni people who have lived, hunted, and fished in the rich and temperate southeastern region of South Africa, between the great interior plateau to the north and the Indian Ocean to the south, since at least the eleventh century.†   (source)
  • The island is remarkably temperate compared with areas of the mainland at the same latitude.†   (source)
  • I remembered what Gunilla had told me about the worlds forming between ice and fire, and how Frey represented the temperate zone between.†   (source)
  • Lindh, fresh from the crisp climate of Marin County, would reportedly wilt under the anvil of Waziristan's sun, and cross the passes into Afghanistan, to continue his education at a madrassa in the mountains with a more temperate climate, a madrassa financed by another Saudi, Osama Bin Laden.†   (source)
  • Nothing I thought of saying was remotely temperate, nor would anything I said do any sort of good.†   (source)
  • But nature in the temperate zones is bitter toward all things white.†   (source)
  • "Thou art more lovely and more temperate," he intones.†   (source)
  • Groups of soldiers squatted outside their tents singing songs and trading stories in the temperate night air.†   (source)
  • What this does, Signore," he said, vigorously wiping the attorney Giuliani's frail arm with alcohol-soaked gauze, "is to make your heart as even and temperate as the heart of a young horse.†   (source)
  • It will be more temperate and cool than the offending State.†   (source)
  • They had made one stop in Richmond, where the locomotive had been changed, then the train had cleared the Shenandoah Valley, the most splendidly fertile soil and temperate climate for growing virtually anything.†   (source)
  • Heaven stands high and temperate and enjoys a long twilight and long, lazy days.†   (source)
  • CHAPUYS Because it would show one man-and that man known to be temperate-unable to go further with this wickedness.†   (source)
  • It is a climbing ornamental vine found in temperate latitudes, and came originally from the Orient.   (source)
    temperate = (places) lacking extreme weather
  • This is an appearance which I have never observed in the temperate zones.   (source)
  • He has never learned to be economical or temperate.   (source)
  • Be temperate in drinking, bearing in mind that wine in excess keeps neither secrets nor promises.   (source)
  • a temperate response to an insult
  • temperate in his eating and drinking
  • a temperate region
  • 'I don't know if you have ever thought what a rare thing flame must be in the absence of man and in a temperate climate.   (source)
    temperate = mild
  • He laughed temperately, doing this, and walked on, sprinkling bright dimes everywhere.†   (source)
  • There was a rare native root plant that grew above the 2,500 meter level in the northern temperate zone.†   (source)
  • The Chairman has not stated it yet, but he is at the point at which he must now announce that the white horse is temperate reason, the black horse is dark passion, emotion.†   (source)
  • For years Ophelia had served as the presiding spirit at headquarters, the person everyone could count on to be fair and sympathetic and, usually, temperate.†   (source)
  • Nearly every early mythology, at least those originating in temperate zones where seasons change, had a story to explain that seasonal change.†   (source)
  • Inspector Supervisor Skaaiat raised an eyebrow, but only said, temperately, "It left some bad feeling on both sides.†   (source)
  • If a second, temperate legislative body made up of respectable citizens must agree to the laws, it could block misguided laws.†   (source)
  • Father John Becker, a northern priest who had migrated south to labor in more temperate vineyards, offered me full use of a large station wagon.†   (source)
  • Where were Secretaries James and Foster and Senator Joseph, those dear daft numina who'd mothered over Oedipa's so temperate youth?†   (source)
  • It was too beautiful to sleep, too temperate for the rug.†   (source)
  • That it vanished from temperate countries long ago.†   (source)
  • In short, his aim is to make a home for himself between two extremes in a temperate zone without violent storms and tempests; and in this he succeeds though it be at the cost of that intensity of life and feeling which an extreme life affords.†   (source)
  • 902 T. S. ELIOT And at a later time still, even such temperate measures as these would become unnecessary, But, if you have now arrived at a just sub ordination of the pretensions of the Church to the welfare of the State, remember that it is we who took the first step.†   (source)
  • The late Sam Schlosser, the S of F & S, had praised Mr. Martin at a staff meeting several years before for his temperate habits.†   (source)
  • For the valley was nothing less than an enclosed paradise of amazing fertility, in which the vertical difference of a few thousand feet spanned the whole gulf between temperate and tropical.†   (source)
  • The "man" of this concordat, like every other bourgeois ideal, is a compromise, a timid and artlessly sly experiment, with the aim of cheating both the angry primal mother Nature and the troublesome primal father Spirit of their pressing claims, and of living in a temperate zone between the two of them.†   (source)
  • If you could be a little temperate we could tell you the results of the treatment to date.†   (source)
  • You dare to use the word temperate to me?†   (source)
  • The count was, it may be remembered, a most temperate guest.†   (source)
  • The nun gave a temperate shrug, as if to intimate that such things might be beyond our knowledge.†   (source)
  • Thenardier, who was, above all, an astute and well-balanced man, was a scamp of a temperate sort.†   (source)
  • I had thought, now, that at your temperate North the generations were cold and holy as the hills.†   (source)
  • They dreamed of engrafting a temperate power on the absolute and excessive principle.†   (source)
  • If you would be chaste, you must be temperate.†   (source)
  • Upon my word, yes, our intimacy was like a minuet, simply because on every possible occasion and in every possible circumstance we knew where to go, where to sit, which table we unanimously should choose; and we could rise and go, all four together, without a signal from any one of us, always to the music of the Kur orchestra, always in the temperate sunshine, or, if it rained, in discreet shelters.†   (source)
  • Men have been known, both in the tropics and in the temperate zone, to sit up half the night 'swapping yarns'.†   (source)
  • Mr. Eager mumbled a temperate prayer.†   (source)
  • It certainly appeared, as he said, that Mrs. Dorset was the more active participant in the scene: her neighbour seemed to receive her advances with a temperate zest which did not distract him from his dinner.†   (source)
  • Mr. St. Clair is now thirty-seven years of age, is a man of temperate habits, a good husband, a very affectionate father, and a man who is popular with all who know him.†   (source)
  • Its air is much more attenuated than ours, its oceans have shrunk until they cover but a third of its surface, and as its slow seasons change huge snowcaps gather and melt about either pole and periodically inundate its temperate zones.†   (source)
  • The illustrative strings and the orange stick representing the poles seemed so real that even to this day the mere mention of temperate zone suggests a series of twine circles; and I believe that if any one should set about it he could convince me that white bears actually climb the North Pole.†   (source)
  • Already the rather temperate and even innocuous character of Rhine wine and seltzer had been emphasized by Hegglund and all the others.†   (source)
  • Now suddenly Bobbie slipped through the railings and rushed down the bank towards Peter, so impetuously that Phyllis, following more temperately, felt certain that her sister's descent would end in the waters of the canal.†   (source)
  • Standing between Mr. Beebe and Cecil, she had made a few temperate allusions to Italy, and George had replied.†   (source)
  • "H'm—that's a temperate joy.†   (source)
  • Dick, I know well that you are a temperate, well-balanced man, even though we do not entirely agree on the subject of alcohol.†   (source)
  • Grace Stepney was an obscure cousin, of adaptable manners and vicarious interests, who "ran in" to sit with Mrs. Peniston when Lily dined out too continuously; who played bezique, picked up dropped stitches, read out the deaths from the Times, and sincerely admired the purple satin drawing-room curtains, the Dying Gladiator in the window, and the seven-by-five painting of Niagara which represented the one artistic excess of Mr. Peniston's temperate career.†   (source)
  • These shadows were not an emanation from her own mind: she was very sure of that; she had done her best to be just and temperate, to see only the truth.†   (source)
  • Having disposed of these evil-minded persons for the night, Mr. Bumble sat himself down in the house at which the coach stopped; and took a temperate dinner of steaks, oyster sauce, and porter.†   (source)
  • And as I have the reputation of a temperate and law-abiding citizen—like yourself, Doctor—I have a certain influence in the town, a little bit of power, if I may be allowed to say so.†   (source)
  • The first time I heard in the United States that 100,000 men had bound themselves publicly to abstain from spirituous liquors, it appeared to me more like a joke than a serious engagement; and I did not at once perceive why these temperate citizens could not content themselves with drinking water by their own firesides.†   (source)
  • Though concerning the self-indulgent habits of Turkey I had my own private surmises, yet touching Nippers I was well persuaded that whatever might by his faults in other respects, he was, at least, a temperate young man.†   (source)
  • They were migrating from the temperate zones toward zones still warmer, following the itineraries of herring and sardines.†   (source)
  • With my hard constitution and temperate mode of living, and unperilous occupations, I ought to, and probably SHALL, remain above ground till there is scarcely a black hair on my head.†   (source)
  • He was by inclination a temperate man; but he had supped the night before his visit to the Louvre at the Cafe Anglais—some one had told him it was an experience not to be omitted—and he had slept none the less the sleep of the just.†   (source)
  • But then you see that was written of Syria, a hot dry country, where people live faster than in our temperate climate.†   (source)
  • 'Bounderby,' said Mr. Gradgrind, in a tone of temperate remonstrance, 'I speak of a very special letter I have written to you, in reference to Louisa.'†   (source)
  • It speaks the truth, and it is just, generous, hospitable, temperate, scornful of petty calculations, and scornful of being scorned.†   (source)
  • By degrees she led me into more temperate talk, and she told me how Joe loved me, and how Joe never complained of anything,—she didn't say, of me; she had no need; I knew what she meant,—but ever did his duty in his way of life, with a strong hand, a quiet tongue, and a gentle heart.†   (source)
  • Both Heyward and the more temperate Cora witnessed the act of involuntary emotion with powerful sympathy, the former secretly believing that piety had never worn a form so lovely as it had now assumed in the youthful person of Alice.†   (source)
  • How can a populace, unaccustomed to freedom in small concerns, learn to use it temperately in great affairs?†   (source)
  • 'Do you suppose,' said I, constraining myself to be very temperate and quiet with him, on account of Agnes, 'that I regard Miss Wickfield otherwise than as a very dear sister?'†   (source)
  • Full of this dim and temperate bliss, he went on to fling the ewe over upon her other side, covering her head with his knee, gradually running the shears line after line round her dewlap; thence about her flank and back, and finishing over the tail.†   (source)
  • Perfect beauty is a strong expression; but I do not retrace or qualify it: as sweet features as ever the temperate clime of Albion moulded; as pure hues of rose and lily as ever her humid gales and vapoury skies generated and screened, justified, in this instance, the term.†   (source)
  • Newman was, according to the French phrase, only abounding in her own sense, but his temperate raptures exerted a singular effect upon the ardor which she herself had so freely manifested a few months before.†   (source)
  • Temperate, kindly, wise, of ungrudging disposition, a merry heart upon the road, never forgetting, learned, truthful, courteous.†   (source)
  • The count is very temperate.†   (source)
  • No. They make ocean water less open to evaporation and prevent winds from carrying off excessive amounts of steam, which, when condensing, would submerge the temperate zones.†   (source)
  • Natural as it is to be somewhat incredulous concerning the populousness of the more enormous creatures of the globe, yet what shall we say to Harto, the historian of Goa, when he tells us that at one hunting the King of Siam took 4,000 elephants; that in those regions elephants are numerous as droves of cattle in the temperate climes.†   (source)
  • The Anglo-Americans are, therefore, placed in the most temperate and habitable zone of the continent.†   (source)
  • The fruits eaten temperately need not make us ashamed of our appetites, nor interrupt the worthiest pursuits.†   (source)
  • He spoke of those places as a scholar removed from vanity, as a Seeker walking in humility, as an old man, wise and temperate, illumining knowledge with brilliant insight.†   (source)
  • He was such a creature as civilized, domestic people in the temperate zone only see in their dreams, and that but dimly; but the like of whom now and then glide among the unchanging Asiatic communities, especially the Oriental isles to the east of the continent—those insulated, immemorial, unalterable countries, which even in these modern days still preserve much of the ghostly aboriginalness of earth's primal generations, when the memory of the first man was a distinct recollection,…†   (source)
  • These various types of shrubbery were as big as trees in the temperate zones; in the damp shade between them, there were clustered actual bushes of moving flowers, hedges of zoophytes in which there grew stony coral striped with twisting furrows, yellowish sea anemone from the genus Caryophylia with translucent tentacles, plus anemone with grassy tufts from the genus Zoantharia; and to complete the illusion, minnows flitted from branch to branch like a swarm of hummingbirds, while…†   (source)
  • Now and again, indeed, he would gaze long and long at a tuft or a twig, expecting, he said, the earth to cleave and deliver its blessing; but he was content to be with his disciple, at ease in the temperate wind that comes down from the Doon.†   (source)
  • The hard soil and four months of snow make the inhabitant of the northern temperate zone wiser and abler than his fellow who enjoys the fixed smile of the tropics.†   (source)
  • They profess to think that a people ought to be moral, religious, and temperate, in proportion as it is free.†   (source)
  • His honor, his property, his liberty, and his life are the securities which the people has for the temperate use of his power.†   (source)
  • So the virtuous elephant who had waited temperately and done kind acts was relieved, at the appointed time, by the very calf whom he had turned aside to cherish—let all listen to the Tataka! for the Elephant was Ananda, and the Calf that broke the ring was none other than The Lord Himself….'†   (source)
  • When they were strong and ambitious they spared no pains to raise the people to the level of the nobles; when they were temperate or weak they allowed the people to rise above themselves.†   (source)
  • At first they breathed temperately upon the travellers, winds good to meet when one crawled over some gigantic hog's-back; but in a few days, at a height of nine or ten thousand feet, those breezes bit; and Kim kindly allowed a village of hillmen to acquire merit by giving him a rough blanket-coat.†   (source)
  • It does not directly coerce the subject, but it renders the majority more absolute over those in power; it does not confer an unbounded authority on the legislator which can be exerted at some momentous crisis, but it establishes a temperate and regular influence, which is at all times available.†   (source)
  • The conduct of the Federal Government is more fair and more temperate than that of the States, its designs are more fraught with wisdom, its projects are more durable and more skilfully combined, its measures are put into execution with more vigor and consistency.†   (source)
  • It is easy to perceive that its object is to enable the States to realize with facility their determination of remaining united; and, as long as this preliminary condition exists, its authority is great, temperate, and effective.†   (source)
  • A government which should have no other means of exacting obedience than open war must be very near its ruin, for one of two alternatives would then probably occur: if its authority was small and its character temperate, it would not resort to violence till the last extremity, and it would connive at a number of partial acts of insubordination, in which case the State would gradually fall into anarchy; if it was enterprising and powerful, it would perpetually have recourse to its…†   (source)
  • He is a very temperate man, and you could not fancy him in liquor last night?†   (source)
  • But Mrs. Dashwood, trusting to the temperate account of her own disappointment which Elinor had sent her, was led away by the exuberance of her joy to think only of what would increase it.†   (source)
  • And, surely, it is more probable that those passages, which with propriety abound with metaphors and figures, will have their due effect, if, upon other occasions where the passions are of a milder character, the style also be subdued and temperate.†   (source)
  • (*) Nevertheless he ought to be slow to believe and to act, nor should he himself show fear, but proceed in a temperate manner with prudence and humanity, so that too much confidence may not make him incautious and too much distrust render him intolerable.†   (source)
  • Take then, my dear sir, this work most speedily into hand: shew yourself good as you are good; temperate as you are temperate; and above all things, prove yourself as one, who from your infancy have loved justice, liberty and concord, in a way that has made it natural and consistent for you to have acted, as we have seen you act in the last seventeen years of your life.†   (source)
  • Does it make me look intemperate and unchaste?   (source)
    intemperate = given to excess
    standard prefix: The prefix "in-" in intemperate means not and reverses the meaning of temperate. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.
  • I suffered myself to use intemperate language to my wife.   (source)
    intemperate = extreme
  • He would not, but by gift of my chaste body
    To his concupiscible intemperate lust,
    Release my brother; and, after much debatement,
    My sisterly remorse confutes mine honour,
    And I did yield to him.   (source)
    intemperate = excessive (extreme)
  • She is not hot, but temperate as the morn;   (source)
    temperate = mild (not extreme)
  • Come, temperate nymphs, and help to celebrate a contract of true love:   (source)
    temperate = gentle (mild -- not extreme)
  • Who can be wise, amazed, temperate, and furious,
    Loyal and neutral, in a moment?   (source)
    temperate = calm (lacking extreme behavior)
  • My pulse, as yours, doth temperately keep time,
    And makes as healthful music:   (source)
    temperately = evenly (without extremes)
  • My blood hath been too cold and temperate,
    Unapt to stir at these indignities,
    And you have found me; for, accordingly,
    You tread upon my patience:   (source)
    temperate = mild (not extreme)
  • "My nephew's wife is stubborn as well as intemperate."†   (source)
  • Because of these circumstances, I may have used some intemperate expressions that I did not intend.†   (source)
  • Religious fanaticism I find to be fully as prolific an exciting cause of insanity as intemperance — but I am inclined to believe that neither religion nor intemperance will induce insanity in a truly sound mind — I think there is always a predisposing cause which renders the individual liable to the malady, when exposed to any disturbing agency, whether mental or physical.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "in-" in intemperance means not and reverses the meaning of temperance. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.
  • Thousands of people came to Dwight to shed their intemperate ways; many thousands more bought Dr. Keeley's oral version of the cure, which he marketed in bottles so distinctive that he urged purchasers to destroy the empties, to keep unscrupulous companies from filling them with their own concoctions.†   (source)
  • "Any calamity inflicted by the hand of Providence, it would become me in silence to submit to," she wrote some weeks later, "but when I behold misery and distress, disgrace and poverty brought upon a family by intemperance, my heart bleeds at every pore."†   (source)
  • I cannot discuss such matters with my mother, for she is certain to misunderstand -to label me intemperate and harebrained.†   (source)
  • Not so odd as intemperate.†   (source)
  • Barbara has always been most comfortable and settled when she felt like she was rescuing her Lavar-from infidel drug dealers or his intemperate father, from carping teachers or false idols of peer pressure.†   (source)
  • The very word mine suggests to them tapping the vast treasure-house of the world, and drawing an unlimited share—wealth lavish, prodigal, intemperate.†   (source)
  • In our great cities, poverty, ignorance, intemperance, and crime, the four great enemies of Republican institutions, thrive in frightfully overcrowded districts….†   (source)
  • It was such a tumultuous and intemperate invasion that during the first days it was impossible to walk through the streets because of the furniture and trunks, and the noise of the carpentry of those who were building their houses in any vacant lot without asking anyone's permission, and the scandalous behavior of couples who hung their hammocks between the almond trees and made love under the netting in broad daylight and in view of everyone.†   (source)
  • Through the long night, too long, three solid hours nonstop, too long because it has to be too long, they've just survived a crisis and need to be intemperate, and too long because Lenny just can't stop, he looks up from under the proscenium arch and sees the ornamented ceiling and the gilded rows of boxes and he knows this is the temple of Casals and Heifetz and Toscanini and it gives him a mainline jolt, and too long because he's been running on scared fumes all week and he feels…†   (source)
  • I'm told by those who should know that he has been seen gambling (quite heavily) in the Chinese district south of the city, that he has lost a considerable amount of money and that a certain intemperance has left him in need of regular visits to that community, sometimes several times a day.†   (source)
  • I did not like decorum or rectitude in a classroom; I preferred a highly oxygenated atmosphere, a climate of intemperance, rhetoric, and feverish melodrama.†   (source)
  • …of a new Secretary of War in violation of the Tenure-of-Office Act; the ninth related to Johnson's conversation with a general which was said to induce violations of the Army Appropriations Act; the tenth recited that Johnson had delivered "intemperate, inflammatory and scandalous harangues …. as well against Congress as the laws of the United States"; and the eleventh was a deliberately obscure conglomeration of all the charges in the preceding articles, which had been designed by…†   (source)
  • He has begun feeling his sister up and nibbling at her neck; the dialogue modulates into the fevered figures of intemperate desire, and the scene ends with the couple collapsing onto a divan.†   (source)
  • Few cities had any intemperate demand for professional oyster-shuckers, but the people were somehow assimilated.†   (source)
  • And now, whetted intemperately by what he had felt, he began, at school, in that fecund romance, the geography, to breathe the mixed odors of the earth, sensing in every squat keg piled on a pier-head a treasure of golden rum, rich port, fat Burgundy; smelling the jungle growth of the tropics, the heavy odor of plantations, the salt-fish smell of harbors, voyaging in the vast, enchanting, but unperplexing world.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "in-" in intemperately means not and reverses the meaning of temperately. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.
  • The miserable wretch had fallen a victim to his intemperance.†   (source)
  • But, though luxurious, the Norman nobles were not generally speaking an intemperate race.†   (source)
  • Who is that intemperate and brutal man whom we would redeem?†   (source)
  • He was unreasonable and unpersuadable and used intemperate language.†   (source)
  • See, Ned my friend, see the monstrous results of intemperance!†   (source)
  • "My intemperate warmth has done this!" cried Edwards, in the accents of despair.†   (source)
  • Wrong-Wheel Jones, who had been recovering from one of his infrequent intemperate spells, had also been left behind.†   (source)
  • Nay, she had even witnessed in the home circle deeds of violence caused by intemperance and had seen her own father, a prey to the fumes of intoxication, forget himself completely for if there was one thing of all things that Gerty knew it was that the man who lifts his hand to a woman save in the way of kindness, deserves to be branded as the lowest of the low.†   (source)
  • N-no, I have never given him money, and he knows well that I will never give him any; because I am anxious to keep him out of intemperate ways.†   (source)
  • There some weakly broke down; sobbed, submitted; others, inspired by Heaven knows what intemperate madness, called Sir William to his face a damnable humbug; questioned, even more impiously, life itself.†   (source)
  • He came along Cedar Street, among thunderous trucks portly with wares from all the world; came to the bronze doors of the McGurk Building and a corridor of intemperately colored terracotta, with murals of Andean Indians, pirates booming up the Spanish Main, guarded gold-trains, and the stout walls of Cartagena.†   (source)
  • They had been married for twenty-two years and had lived happily until about two years ago when his wife began to be rather intemperate in her habits.†   (source)
  • His teachers left the building dissatisfied and unhappy; humiliated to have felt so vindictive toward a mere boy, to have uttered this feeling in cutting terms, and to have set each other on, as it were, in the gruesome game of intemperate reproach.†   (source)
  • She accepted his frequent intemperance as part of the climate, healed him dutifully whenever he was sick and always tried to make him eat a breakfast.†   (source)
  • She was always desirous not to add to my troubles more than she could help, and I did not discover till years afterwards that Mr. Thorne's intemperance was not the only annoyance she suffered from him.†   (source)
  • Bertha Mason, the true daughter of an infamous mother, dragged me through all the hideous and degrading agonies which must attend a man bound to a wife at once intemperate and unchaste.†   (source)
  • Raffles proved more unmanageable than he had shown himself to be in his former appearances, his chronic state of mental restlessness, the growing effect of habitual intemperance, quickly shaking off every impression from what was said to him.†   (source)
  • It leads some of the best of the critics to unfortunate silence and paralysis of effort, and others to burst into speech so passionately and intemperately as to lose listeners.†   (source)
  • This was the first instance in which any other object than that of terrifying the prisoner, and of displaying skill had been manifested, and the Bounding Boy was immediately led from the arena, and was warmly rebuked for his intemperate haste, which had come so near defeating all the hopes of the band.†   (source)
  • Mitya, of course, was pulled up again for the intemperance of his language, but Rakitin was done for.†   (source)
  • Neither shall thy present intemperate language mar thy future fortunes, if thou wilt hearken to the advice of one who is by many years thy senior.†   (source)
  • 'Such an one,' said the lama, disregarding the dogs, 'is impolite to strangers, intemperate of speech and uncharitable.†   (source)
  • Stubb was a high liver; he was somewhat intemperately fond of the whale as a flavorish thing to his palate.†   (source)
  • Spots appeared on his nose, the redness of which was evidently due to intemperance, and his mouth twitched nervously.†   (source)
  • So saying, he took off his cup with much gravity, at the same time shaking his head at the intemperance of the Scottish harper.†   (source)
  • Fourthly, We are grown to that intemperance in all excess of riot, as no mean estate almost will suffice a man to keep sail with his equals, and he that fails in it must live in scorn and contempt: hence it comes to pass, that all arts and trades are carried in that deceitful manner and unrighteous course, as it is almost impossible for a good upright man to maintain his constant charge and live comfortably in them.†   (source)
  • We have found out[675] fine names to cover our sensuality withal, but no gifts can raise intemperance.†   (source)
  • Societies are formed to resist enemies which are exclusively of a moral nature, and to diminish the vice of intemperance: in the United States associations are established to promote public order, commerce, industry, morality, and religion; for there is no end which the human will, seconded by the collective exertions of individuals, despairs of attaining.†   (source)
  • "Well, Sir Leicester Dedlock," proceeds Mr. Bucket, "this intemperate foreigner also angrily took it into her head that she had established a claim upon Mr. Tulkinghorn, deceased, by attending on the occasion I told you of at his chambers, though she was liberally paid for her time and trouble."†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • …that some time back a painful sensation was created in the public mind by a case of mysterious death from opium occurring in the first floor of the house occupied as a rag, bottle, and general marine store shop, by an eccentric individual of intemperate habits, far advanced in life, named Krook; and how, by a remarkable coincidence, Krook was examined at the inquest, which it may be recollected was held on that occasion at the Sol's Arms, a well-conducted tavern immediately adjoining…†   (source)
  • We call it by many names,—fever, intemperance, insanity, stupidity and crime: they are all forms of old age: they are rest, conservatism, appropriation, inertia; not newness, not the way onward.†   (source)
  • Mr. Le Quoi soon recovered his presence of mind and his decorum; and he briefly apologized to the ladies for one or two very intemperate expressions that had escaped him in a moment of extraordinary excitement, and, remounting his horse, he continued in the background during the remainder of the visit, the wit of Kirby putting a violent termination, at once, to all negotiations on the subject of trade.†   (source)
  • Some, as thou sawest, by violent stroke shall die; By fire, flood, famine, by intemperance more In meats and drinks, which on the earth shall bring Diseases dire, of which a monstrous crew Before thee shall appear; that thou mayest know What misery the inabstinence of Eve Shall bring on Men.†   (source)
  • There be other things tending to the destruction of particular men; as Drunkenness, and all other parts of Intemperance; which may therefore also be reckoned amongst those things which the Law of Nature hath forbidden; but are not necessary to be mentioned, nor are pertinent enough to this place.†   (source)
  • On the other hand, many men, by their own vice and intemperance, disqualify themselves for conversation.†   (source)
  • To prevent therefore, for the future, such intemperate abuses of leisure, of letters, and of the liberty of the press, especially as the world seems at present to be more than usually threatened with them, I shall here venture to mention some qualifications, every one of which are in a pretty high degree necessary to this order of historians.†   (source)
  • To clear up which, I endeavoured to give some ideas of the desire of power and riches; of the terrible effects of lust, intemperance, malice, and envy.†   (source)
  • I will write against it: You seem to me as Dian in her orb, As chaste as is the bud ere it be blown; But you are more intemperate in your blood Than Venus, or those pamper'd animals That rage in savage sensuality.†   (source)
  • But, in order to feed the luxury and intemperance of the males, and the vanity of the females, we sent away the greatest part of our necessary things to other countries, whence, in return, we brought the materials of diseases, folly, and vice, to spend among ourselves.†   (source)
  • Don Antonio's wife came up and said, "I know not what to ask thee, Head; I would only seek to know of thee if I shall have many years of enjoyment of my good husband;" and the answer she received was, "Thou shalt, for his vigour and his temperate habits promise many years of life, which by their intemperance others so often cut short."†   (source)
  • This, in the name of God, I promise here: The which if I perform, and do survive, I do beseech your Majesty, may salve The long-grown wounds of my intemperance: If not, the end of life cancels all bands; And I will die a hundred thousand deaths Ere break the smallest parcel of this vow.†   (source)
  • Few parts of the Constitution have been assailed with more intemperance than this; yet on a fair investigation of it, no part can appear more completely invulnerable.†   (source)
  • Boundless intemperance In nature is a tyranny; it hath been The untimely emptying of the happy throne, And fall of many kings.†   (source)
  • And hereby it comes to passe, that Intemperance, is naturally punished with Diseases; Rashnesse, with Mischances; Injustice, with the Violence of Enemies; Pride, with Ruine; Cowardise, with Oppression; Negligent government of Princes, with Rebellion; and Rebellion, with Slaughter.†   (source)
  • And yet the opposers of the new system, in this State, who profess an unlimited admiration for its constitution, are among the most intemperate partisans of a bill of rights.†   (source)
  • The necessity of a senate is not less indicated by the propensity of all single and numerous assemblies to yield to the impulse of sudden and violent passions, and to be seduced by factious leaders into intemperate and pernicious resolutions.†   (source)
  • He would never be able to imagine, while any source of information remained unexplored, that it was nothing more than an experiment upon the public credulity, dictated either by a deliberate intention to deceive, or by the overflowings of a zeal too intemperate to be ingenuous.†   (source)
  • The truth is, that in all cases a certain number at least seems to be necessary to secure the benefits of free consultation and discussion, and to guard against too easy a combination for improper purposes; as, on the other hand, the number ought at most to be kept within a certain limit, in order to avoid the confusion and intemperance of a multitude.†   (source)
  • …over the whole Union; the injury to the innocent, from the procrastinated determination of the charges which might be brought against them; the advantage to the guilty, from the opportunities which delay would afford to intrigue and corruption; and in some cases the detriment to the State, from the prolonged inaction of men whose firm and faithful execution of their duty might have exposed them to the persecution of an intemperate or designing majority in the House of Representatives.†   (source)
  • The lewd suggestions of some faded beauty may console him for a consort neglected and debauched but this new exponent of morals and healer of ills is at his best an exotic tree which, when rooted in its native orient, throve and flourished and was abundant in balm but, transplanted to a clime more temperate, its roots have lost their quondam vigour while the stuff that comes away from it is stagnant, acid and inoperative.†   (source)
  • …its persistent formation of homothetic islands, peninsulas and downward tending promontories: its alluvial deposits: its weight and volume and density: its imperturbability in lagoons and highland tarns: its gradation of colours in the torrid and temperate and frigid zones: its vehicular ramifications in continental lakecontained streams and confluent oceanflowing rivers with their tributaries and transoceanic currents, gulfstream, north and south equatorial courses: its violence in…†   (source)
  • O I see life is not short, but immeasurably long, I henceforth tread the world chaste, temperate, an early riser, a steady grower, Every hour the semen of centuries, and still of centuries.†   (source)
  • …in every city and town, We pass through Kanada, the North-east, the vast valley of the Mississippi, and the Southern States, We confer on equal terms with each of the States, We make trial of ourselves and invite men and women to hear, We say to ourselves, Remember, fear not, be candid, promulge the body and the soul, Dwell a while and pass on, be copious, temperate, chaste, magnetic, And what you effuse may then return as the seasons return, And may be just as much as the seasons.†   (source)
  • Be temperate in drinking, bearing in mind that wine in excess keeps neither secrets nor promises.†   (source)
  • But though temperate weeping be granted, outrageous weeping certes is defended.†   (source)
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