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  • She is, instead, a youthful, easy-tempered, gay, 38-year-old woman who prefers sly jokes to spittle-flecked anger.

    Rachel Maddow: 'I'm definitely not an autocutie'

  • The one striking difference between Gray Wolf and Ghost Cat was the presence of enormous dogs everywhere - huge, easy-tempered dogs who paid no attention whatsoever to the newcomers, even Hashi, who was about their size.

    Elephant in the City

  • Henry snapped at everyone, including his patient and easy-tempered wife and then, quite suddenly, at the beginning of June he departed for Greenwich, leaving Queen Catherine in charge of the children at Hampton Court.

    Ill Met By Moonlight

  • Indeed, she had all that fondness for him which a lodging-house keeper generally has for a handsome, dissipated, easy-tempered young man; and when she heard that he had been ‘quodded,’ immediately made up her mind that steps must be taken for his release.

    The Three Clerks

  • Not that your wife will ever obey you though; you are much too easy-tempered.

    Lorna Doone

  • Philip to intermeddle in the affairs of Greece, chiefly hoping, because of his affection and trust that he felt for Aratus, they should find him easy-tempered, and ready to be managed as they pleased.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • I am, by nature, one of the most easy-tempered creatures that ever lived — I make allowances for everybody, and I take offence at nothing.

    The Woman in White

  • When an easy-tempered man does assert himself in his family, the rarity of the demonstration invariably has its effect; and the will of that easy-tempered man is Law.

    No Name

  • Mr. Vanstone was too easy-tempered and sanguine — and too anxious, as well, not to yield his old antagonist an inch more ground than he could help — to look at the letter from any such unfavorable point of view.

    No Name

  • Further, some are crafty and mischievous, as the fox; some are spirited and affectionate and fawning, as the dog; others are easy-tempered and easily domesticated, as the elephant; others are cautious and watchful, as the goose; others are jealous and self-conceited, as the peacock.

    The History of Animals

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