sweet-tempered love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a gentle or pleasant temper.

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Examples

  • Mistress Gwyn Ellen is a sweet-tempered, biddable girl and learns quickly but is a constant surprise to us.

    Exit the Actress

  • Teddy is delicately featured, sweet-tempered, and very fond of Theo.

    Exit the Actress

  • That seems to be beyond the imagination and capabilities of the sweet-tempered, passive, over-educated, please-play-nice Obama staff whose Democratic-controlled congress has just stripped $12bn from a long-term food stamps program precisely at the time when more Americans than ever hunger, literally, for such assistance.

    Clancy Sigal: Wimps Don't Win

  • When I met that dog at a recent adoption event, she was being passed from person to person, the most sweet-tempered thing ever.

    Pet Talk: Mill dogs' forgiveness is a real head-scratcher

  • On the other hand, he was sweet-tempered and equable, and he did not resent the early shows of crustiness which Michael made.

    CHAPTER XXIX

  • His eyes were too mild; there was not a spark of the beast in them, nor in his face, while his body seemed too fragile, what of its fairness and smoothness, and his face too boyish and sweet-tempered and intelligent.

    Chapter 4

  • But I'd add The Reivers and Soldier in the Rain, actually my two favorite McQueen movies, in both of which he proved he could do comedy by playing totally uncool, sweet-tempered, good-natured doofuses.

    Lance Mannion:

  • Mongondro was a sweet-tempered, mild-mannered little old chief, short-sighted and afflicted with elephantiasis, and no longer inclined toward the turbulence of war.

    THE WHALE TOOTH

  • For nothing but the most commonplace of commonplaces; a table of gentlewomen and gentlemen—soft-spoken, sweet-tempered, full of human sympathy, who made me, a stranger, one of them.

    DARKWATER

  • On the other was the sweet-tempered, sympathetic comrade, always willing to help, never knowing how to refuse, generous with every nerve and fiber of his being.

    DARKWATER

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