Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being temperate. Specifically— Moderation: freedom from excess: as, temperateness of language.
- n. The characteristic of being temperate.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being temperate; moderateness; temperance.
- n. moderate weather; suitable for outdoor activities
- n. exhibiting restraint imposed on the self
“Susan Boyle is a model of that virtue (for which 'temperateness' is a better translation than the now-ruined 'temperance')”
“His was a wise and instinctive temperateness that savored of the”
“After I had drunk half a dozen glasses, my policy of temperateness in mind, I decided that I had had enough for that time.”
“When it is considered that there is no public-house in all the island and that seven thousand souls dwell therein, some idea may be gained of the temperateness of the community.”
“In this sense, whatever its temperateness and generality, the Cairo speech played for higher stakes than any strategist in an earlier mold could have advised or foreseen. —”
“It needs someone with Senator Obama's understanding, temperateness, deliberativeness, maturity, compassion, toughness, and faith, to help us rebuild our house once again.”
“Its orderly vistas open receptive minds to the symmetry, balance, proportion and temperateness of our political institutions and the civil society that sustains our common purposes.”
“The first is "restraint, mildness, temperateness.”
“Hence, too, man himself is here freer of soul than elsewhere, for this temperateness of the climate prevails in all things.”
“The inquiry is conducted throughout with evidence of great acquaintance with Scripture and much theological learning (though the writer states himself to be a layman), without the least undue pretension, and with the most perfect temperateness and impartiality.”
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