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tempered
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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short-tempered
Definition
having a typical mood or temperament — often in reference to how easily one is angered
  • She had such a sweet-tempered disposition, it was impossible to stay angry with her.
    p. 17.4

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  • And so, in 1954, my excitement over the new television at 80 Front Street was tempered by the baffling love of my grandmother and Owen Meany for Liberace.
    p. 266.6

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