toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

tempered
used in To the Lighthouse

2 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
having a typical mood or temperament — often in reference to how easily one is angered
  • There was the cook now, Mildred, Marian, some such name as that—a red— headed woman, quick-tempered like all her sort, but kind, too, if you knew the way with her.
    2 — Time Passes (84% in)
  • Instantly, with the force of some primeval gust (for really he could not restrain himself any longer), there issued from him such a groan that any other woman in the whole world would have done something, said something—all except myself, thought Lily, girding at herself bitterly, who am not a woman, but a peevish, ill-tempered, dried-up old maid, presumably.
    3 — The Lighthouse (10% in)

There are no more uses of "tempered" in To the Lighthouse.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary / more samples — Oxford® USDictionary list — Onelook.com®