Usage examples for tempered

  1. 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
  2. But there are ill- tempered people: why not ill- tempered horses?" – Love of Brothers by Katharine Tynan
  3. He looks good- tempered and I see that he is smart. – More Jataka Tales by Re-told by Ellen C. Babbitt
  4. And by this knowledge his assurance is tempered – Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann
  5. He is a big man, handsome and burly, and he seems good- tempered – In Luck at Last by Walter Besant
  6. I would be sweet- tempered Patty, if you didn't tease the very life out of me! – Patty's Suitors by Carolyn Wells
  7. She is an ill- tempered woman, I must tell you, but luckily she's asleep all day... – Best Russian Short Stories by Various
  8. Christian was no tempered saint. – The Unknown Sea by Clemence Housman
  9. Be meek, sweet, and mild tempered – How to Live a Holy Life by C. E. Orr
  10. I'm selfish, and ill- tempered and- ' 'Charley! – Wilfrid Cumbermede by George MacDonald
  11. 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
  12. They must be tempered – Makers of Many Things by Eva March Tappan
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. The word ugly is used for cross, ill- tempered – Diary in America, Series One by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
  16. 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
  17. Oh, you sweet- tempered girl! – The Parent's Assistant by Maria Edgeworth
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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