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tempered
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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short-tempered
Definition
having a typical mood or temperament — often in reference to how easily one is angered
  • "Don't be ill-tempered with my brother.
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (65% in)

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  • On the contrary he was bright and good-tempered.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (50% in)
  • It is known for a fact that frequent fights took place between the husband and wife, but rumor had it that Fyodor Pavlovitch did not beat his wife but was beaten by her, for she was a hot-tempered, bold, dark-browed, impatient woman, possessed of remarkable physical strength.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (8% in)
  • "So you see, sir, who it is hell's for," said Andrey, whipping up the left horse, "but you're like a little child .... that's how we look on you .... and though you're hasty-tempered, sir, yet God will forgive you for your kind heart."
    Book 8 — Mitya (62% in)
  • In answer to one question, he sketched his brother's character as that of a man, violent-tempered perhaps and carried away by his passions, but at the same time honorable, proud and generous, capable of self-sacrifice, if necessary.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (20% in)

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