Usage examples for moderation

  1. On the southern question General Grant had earlier inclined toward moderation, but radical counsels and the logic of events led him to join Congress in the passage of the enforcement act and the Ku Klux Act, both of which have already been mentioned. – The United States Since The Civil War by Charles Ramsdell Lingley
  2. Why, I am astonished at myself for my moderation in asking for so little from such a rich woman. – Jess of the Rebel Trail by H. A. Cody
  3. Moderation in the attitude of Parliament, and security for the First Minister formed as it were the condition under which the Parliament of 1628 was summoned. – A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6) by Leopold von Ranke
  4. May every ambassador- every ambassador in as good a cause- answer with as much dignity and moderation as Rose replied to Barbara upon the present occasion. – The Parent's Assistant by Maria Edgeworth
  5. Show some prudence and moderation; you owe it both to her and to yourself. – Fickle Fortune by Elisabeth Burstenbinder (AKA E. Werner)
  6. It was generally recognized that a man of your well- known moderation- I was beginning to dislike being called a man of moderation nearly as much as I disliked being called a Liberal. – The Red Hand of Ulster by George A. Birmingham
  7. They said, if the army was sent by the Romans, there was nothing but war without truce, and without any terms; but if Crassus, contrary to the wish of his country, as they heard, had brought arms against the Parthians and occupied territory for his private profit, Arsakes would act with moderation, and would take pity on the old age of Crassus, and give up to the Romans the men whom he had in his power, and who were rather under guard themselves than keeping guard over others. – Plutarch's Lives Volume III. by Plutarch
  8. Considering the subject, it was certainly written with singular moderation; and James would have done better to have left the book to the natural penalty of its immense bulk. – Books Condemned to be Burnt by James Anson Farrer
  9. Our acquaintance with pain and sorrow has a tendency to bring us to a settled moderation. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  10. This, you will say, was a remarkable instance of his moderation. – Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences by Arthur L. Hayward
  11. If he found it to his advantage to treat his beast of burden, the peasant, with moderation, he was so much the more eager to make use of his landed rights in other directions. – Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. I. by Gustav Freytag
  12. You are not a man who would be satisfied with moderation. – A Modern Chronicle, Volume 5 by Winston Churchill
  13. Clarissa felt relieved by this moderation, and was inclined to think him a little less hateful. – The Lovels of Arden by M. E. Braddon
  14. I conjecture this, because the Count de Florida Blanca, speaking to the Russian Minister on the subject of the peace, told him, that were the propositions on the part of Spain towards an accommodation known, all Europe would be convinced of the moderation of his Catholic Majesty, and that for his part, he should have no objection to make them public. – The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX by Various
  15. We are by far the most likely to accomplish permanent good if we proceed with moderation. – State of the Union Addresses of Calvin Coolidge by Calvin Coolidge
  16. The King, who had already been fully informed of the matter, received him well, praised the respect and moderation of Madame de Rohan, declared Madame d'Harcourt to have been very impertinent, and said some very hard words upon the Lorraines. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete by Duc de Saint-Simon
  17. The attempt, however, is full of difficulty; it will require more than ordinary caution to write with such moderation as not to offend the prejudices of one country and with such freedom as not to wound the feelings of the other. – The Commercial Restraints of Ireland by John Hely Hutchinson