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temperament

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Definition usual mood and tendencies
  • She has the experience, temperament, and judgment for the job.
temperament = character resulting in mood and tendencies
  • She has a careful, sensitive temperament. She tends to look before she leaps.
  • temperament = usual mood and tendencies
  • The gulf is the difference between the angelic and the diabolic temperament.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • temperament = usual mood and tendencies
  • But we are now learning that a strain of rice that grows in one place will not grow in another; that factories that produce at 100 percent in one nation produce less than half as much in a society where temperaments and work habits are somewhat different.
    Gerald R. Ford  --  A War That is Finished
  • temperaments = usual moods and tendencies
  • A dead mouse here makes an insect imbalance there, a population disproportion later, a bad harvest further on, a depression, mass starvation, and finally, a change in social temperament in far-flung countries.
    Ray Bradbury  --  A Sound of Thunder
  • temperament = usual mood and tendencies
  • And the temperament of both Bigger and Bessie kept it out.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • "Ah!" said Gringoire, " 'tis because his father and mother were fantastic people who made him of a taciturn temperament."
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Cooper's face remained a stoic mask, but Max knew this was the result of the man's injuries as much as his temperament.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • His unhappy temperament was like a cage; he could never get out of it; and he felt that other people, his wife in particular, must have put him there.
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!
  • WILL-O'-THE-WISP My reverence, I hope, will me enable To curb my temperament unstable; For zigzag courses we are wont to keep.
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust
  • He stood to watch them saddle Gonzo, asking Joe all about him, how old the pony was, how many hands, whether paints had a special kind of temperament.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • Every child should have a mother of such even temperament, her rare displeasure evidenced so gently that the effect was lasting.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • 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
  • But this is Ignatius, and his temperament has always run a murderous trail.
    Heather Brewer  --  Tenth Grade Bleeds
  • Melanie's soft voice, tinged with indignation, went on and on as she told of the recent outburst of temperament on the part of the Lady Harpists.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Yet I must write papers and articles almost continually, and I have neither the temperament nor the opportunity to dictate.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • '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
  • She has the same temperament as Enrique and Lourdes: she is testy, a stubborn fighter who stands her ground.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique's Journey
  • At the same time, the visible rite of baptism appealed strongly to their mystic temperament.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • Animal dose is partly body weight and partly temperament.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park

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