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  • n. The characteristic of being temperate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being temperate; moderateness; temperance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or character of being temperate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. moderate weather; suitable for outdoor activities
  • n. exhibiting restraint imposed on the self


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  • Susan Boyle is a model of that virtue (for which 'temperateness' is a better translation than the now-ruined 'temperance')


  • His was a wise and instinctive temperateness that savored of the


  • After I had drunk half a dozen glasses, my policy of temperateness in mind, I decided that I had had enough for that time.

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  • When it is considered that there is no public-house in all the island and that seven thousand souls dwell therein, some idea may be gained of the temperateness of the community.


  • In this sense, whatever its temperateness and generality, the Cairo speech played for higher stakes than any strategist in an earlier mold could have advised or foreseen. —

    Advice to the Prince

  • It needs someone with Senator Obama's understanding, temperateness, deliberativeness, maturity, compassion, toughness, and faith, to help us rebuild our house once again.

    Bruce Springsteen: From the Stage at the Vote For Change Rally in Philadelphia

  • Its orderly vistas open receptive minds to the symmetry, balance, proportion and temperateness of our political institutions and the civil society that sustains our common purposes.

    The Statue Sweepstakes

  • The first is "restraint, mildness, temperateness."

    12/01/2003 - 01/01/2004

  • Hence, too, man himself is here freer of soul than elsewhere, for this temperateness of the climate prevails in all things.

    The Early Middle Ages 500-1000

  • The inquiry is conducted throughout with evidence of great acquaintance with Scripture and much theological learning (though the writer states himself to be a layman), without the least undue pretension, and with the most perfect temperateness and impartiality.

    Notes and Queries, Number 75, April 5, 1851 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc.


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