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temperament
used in Of Human Bondage

14 uses
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Definition
usual mood and tendencies
  • The boy's temperament seemed to him essentially religious.
    17-18 — Chapters 17-18 (43% in)
  • The fact was that he had ceased to believe not for this reason or the other, but because he had not the religious temperament.
    27-28 — Chapters 27-28 (76% in)
  • He honestly mistook his sensuality for romantic emotion, his vacillation for the artistic temperament, and his idleness for philosophic calm.
    29-30 — Chapters 29-30 (29% in)
  • His temperament was receptive to the beautiful influences with which he came in contact, and he was able in his letters from Rome to put a subtle fragrance of Italy.
    31-32 — Chapters 31-32 (4% in)
  • It shocked him a little that she should give him so marked a lead: it did not tally altogether with his prepossessions about the modesty of the feminine temperament.
    35-36 — Chapters 35-36 (50% in)
  • He could not help thinking that if he had in him the artistic temperament (he hated the phrase, but could discover no other) he would feel beauty in the emotional, unreasoning way in which they did.
    49-50 — Chapters 49-50 (51% in)
  • Philip knew that he was flirting with Mildred, and he was horribly jealous of him; but he took comfort in the coldness of her temperament, which otherwise distressed him; and, thinking her incapable of passion, he looked upon his rival as no better off than himself.
    57-58 — Chapters 57-58 (80% in)
  • Her sluggish temperament made her appreciate noisy people.
    61-62 — Chapters 61-62 (47% in)
  • The drudgery of the first two years is awful, and unfortunately I haven't got the scientific temperament.'
    63-64 — Chapters 63-64 (89% in)
  • There was in Norah a maternal instinct which received satisfaction in her love for Philip; she wanted someone to pet, and scold, and make a fuss of; she had a domestic temperament and found pleasure in looking after his health and his linen.
    65-66 — Chapters 65-66 (73% in)
  • She had a phlegmatic temperament, and her condition did not seriously inconvenience her.
    71-72 — Chapters 71-72 (58% in)
  • His sensitive temperament was offended by the reference.
    83-84 — Chapters 83-84 (89% in)
  • He appeared to have the same independence of thought, the same bohemianism, but he had an infinitely more vivacious temperament; his mind was coarser, and he had not that interest in the abstract which made Cronshaw's conversation so captivating.
    87-88 — Chapters 87-88 (46% in)
  • Besides, religion is a matter of temperament; you will believe anything if you have the religious turn of mind, and if you haven't it doesn't matter what beliefs were instilled into you, you will grow out of them.
    87-88 — Chapters 87-88 (57% in)

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