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choleric
used in Tom Jones

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Definition
easily moved to anger; or characterized by anger
  • Black George was, in the main, a peaceable kind of fellow, and nothing choleric nor rash; yet did he bear about him something of what the antients called the irascible, and which his wife, if she had been endowed with much wisdom, would have feared.
    Book 4 (58% in)
  • But though the Merry-Andrew was a little fellow, and not very strong, he had nevertheless some choler about him.
    Book 12 (47% in)
  • The parson greatly commended this resolution: and now the squire having ordered in another bottle, which was his usual method when anything either pleased or vexed him, did, by drinking plentifully of this medicinal julap, so totally wash away his choler, that his temper was become perfectly placid and serene, when Mrs Western returned with Sophia into the room.
    Book 16 (38% in)

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