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tempered
used in The Magic Mountain

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1  —2 uses as in:
short-tempered
Definition
having a typical mood or temperament — often in reference to how easily one is angered
  • But now suddenly Joachim had mentioned the assistant by name—in an ill-tempered tone of voice, just as his remark that he would not be waiting for the wildflowers to bloom had sounded quite ill-tempered, too.
    6.1 - Changes (88% in)
  • But now suddenly Joachim had mentioned the assistant by name—in an ill-tempered tone of voice, just as his remark that he would not be waiting for the wildflowers to bloom had sounded quite ill-tempered, too.
    6.1 - Changes (89% in)

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  • She shows up here quite unannounced, a matron three heads taller than I, white-haired and hot-tempered, doesn't say a word, but gives our Herr Anton a few quick boxes on the ear, grabs him by the collar, and sets him on the train.
    4.9 - Growing Anxiety / Two Grandfathers and a Twilight Boat Ride (54% in)
  • He had held the customs of his forefathers and their old institutions in far higher regard than any expansion of the harbor at breakneck speed or the godless tomfooleries of a great city, had impeded and tempered wherever he could.
    2.1 - The Baptismal Bowl / Grandfather in His Two Forms (52% in)

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