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  • This insouciant, high-tempered, gay, and thoughtless disposition, conducted Rene, free from all the passions which embitter life, and often shorten it, to a hale and mirthful old age.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • “Both were high-tempered,” wrote Boyd, “and occasionally there was a row, with Buckingham getting the best of it.”

    Cavalryman of the Lost Cause

  • As high-tempered as I am, I probably would not have done that.

    CNN Transcript Sep 22, 2007

  • The children of Fiyero and his wife, Sarima, were high-tempered, and they had persuaded Liir to sit on one end of a timber that they intended to pivot out over a pile of hay below.

    Son of a Witch

  • Being a high-tempered man he had requested her to mind her own business, and she had taken him at his word.

    The Portrait of a Lady

  • What the Sylvan was about to demand, Xylina never discovered, for at that moment, Ware's horse, a high-tempered beast who did not suffer the hand of anyone but his master upon him, reacted.

    If I Pay Thee Not In Gold

  • My friend Tinnie Tate, professional high-tempered redhead.

    Old Tin Sorrows

  • Cadfael had seen him once or twice in Shrewsbury, a gross, self-important man in his late forties, running to fat, ponderous of movement, and surely no match for that restless, active, high-tempered woman standing grim-faced over her son's hier.

    The Hermit of Eyton Forest

  • The Queen Dowager nee Fu was an indomitable and high-tempered woman, who would not easily yield up her opportunity for power and prestige.

    The History of the Former Han Dynasty

  • The one noticeable difference between the two was that Frank was high-tempered and quick, whereas Jack was always cool and collected.

    The Boy Allies Under the Sea

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