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Usage examples for tempered

  1. He is a big man, handsome and burly, and he seems good- tempered. – In Luck at Last by Walter Besant
  2. That was the name her mother gave her when she was a baby, and she was so good- tempered that everybody continued to call her Sweetest Susan when she grew older. – Little Mr. Thimblefinger and His Queer Country by Joel Chandler Harris
  3. Some of the worst tempered people of the day are religious people, from the fact that they have no rest. – Around The Tea-Table by T. De Witt Talmage
  4. The word ugly is used for cross, ill- tempered. – Diary in America, Series One by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
  5. Betty was passionate and quick- tempered, but she was generous and tender- hearted as well, and when she realized how unkind and cruel she kind been she felt very miserable. – Betty Zane by Zane Grey
  6. I'm selfish, and ill- tempered, and- ' 'Charley! – Wilfrid Cumbermede by George MacDonald
  7. And by this knowledge his assurance is tempered. – Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann
  8. But there are ill- tempered people: why not ill- tempered horses?" – Love of Brothers by Katharine Tynan
  9. Oh, you sweet- tempered girl! – The Parent's Assistant by Maria Edgeworth
  10. I shall go back to- to Tom, and I will try and be worthy of him, try and be good- tempered and- all he wants me to be. – The Imaginary Marriage by Henry St. John Cooper
  11. I dare not require of any man that he should be as good- tempered in trouble as out of it- though he must come to that at last; but a man must be just, whatever mood he is in." – The Flight of the Shadow by George MacDonald
  12. I never thought he'd do such a thing as that, even though he is quick tempered. – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue on an Auto Tour by Laura Lee Hope
  13. He looks good- tempered, and I see that he is smart. – More Jataka Tales by Re-told by Ellen C. Babbitt
  14. They must be tempered. – Makers of Many Things by Eva March Tappan
  15. I would be sweet- tempered, Patty, if you didn't tease the very life out of me! – Patty's Suitors by Carolyn Wells
  16. Truly he was high in Madame's confidence, and, likely enough, a great man in his own country; but, on my life, I looked to see the hot- tempered Duke strike him across the face. – Simon Dale by Anthony Hope
  17. Be meek, sweet, and mild tempered. – How to Live a Holy Life by C. E. Orr
  18. You and me are high spirited, and I dare say there are some people who would say we are short tempered; but we know better. – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts
  19. She is an ill- tempered woman, I must tell you, but luckily she's asleep all day... – Best Russian Short Stories by Various
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