Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a thoughtfully measured or regulated manner, eschewing extremes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a temperate manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a temperate manner or degree.
  • Without over-indulgence in eating, drinking, or the like; abstemiously; soberly.
  • Without violence or extravagance; dispassionately; calmly; sedately.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. without extravagance
  • adv. with restraint
  • adv. in a sparing manner; without overindulgence

Etymologies

temperate +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • When Maximin temperately urged the contrary practice of nations, he was still more confounded to find that the resolutions of the

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • Socrates says that a man should have so much property as will enable him to live temperately, which is only a way of saying

    Politics

  • But this very genuine appreciation didn't prevent his finding her at close quarters what Anna-Rose, greatly chastened, now only called temperately "a little much," and the result was a really frantic hurrying on of the work.

    Christopher and Columbus

  • It must be self-evident to every intelligent Christian that if it is wrong to deliberately appropriate falses and evils "temperately" or moderately to the building up of our spiritual organizations, it is equally wrong to appropriate temperately those natural substances which correspond to falses and evils in a vain attempt to build up healthy natural bodies.

    Personal Experience of a Physician

  • And so Mr. Bacon went on drinking "temperately" until habit, from claiming a moderate indulgence, began to make, so it seemed to his friends, rather unreasonable demands.

    The Lights and Shadows of Real Life

  • As a young man, Mr. Bacon drank "temperately," and he drank "temperately" in the prime of life; and now, at sixty, he continued to drink

    The Lights and Shadows of Real Life

  • He observed to me that he never in his life used tobacco to excess, but always "temperately"; although he admitted, the employing it in three forms might have been equivalent to a rather free use of it in one mode.

    An Essay on the Influence of Tobacco upon Life and Health

  • They just drank temperately, and I drank temperately with them as an act of comradeship and accepted hospitality.

    Chapter 27

  • Upsets may occur, even painful misunderstandings and separations, yet the essential love remains, and might again flourish, more temperately.

    A Conversation With Joyce Carol Oates

  • We are writing this article, gorging on abalones and mussels, digging clams, and catching record-breaking sea-trout and rock-cod in the intervals in which we are not sailing, motor-boating, and swimming in the most temperately equable climate we have ever experienced.

    FOUR HORSES AND A SAILOR

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