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  • verb Present participle of attemper.

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Examples

  • For there was an attempering in the several parts of the soul, which corresponded with their various offices.

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  • For there was an attempering in the several parts of the soul, which corresponded with their various offices.

    John Calvin on the Image of God

  • For there was an attempering in the several parts of the soul, which corresponded with their various offices.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1

  • Others who have found out a new way to it, by denying original, indwelling sin, and attempering the spirituality of the law of God unto men's carnal hearts, as they have sufficiently discovered themselves to be ignorant of the life of Christ and the power of it in believers, so they have invented a new righteousness that the gospel knows not of, being vainly puffed up by their fleshly minds.

    Of the Mortification of Sin in Believers

  • Wisdom wishes to be acknowledged as the deviser of the wonderful attempering and qualifying of justice and mercy.

    The Works of James Arminius, Vol. 1

  • Through a style sometimes Eastern in flush and fervor, and again tropical in heat and luxuriance, were always seen the adjusting and attempering habit of thought and argument and the even balance of his mind.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 33, July, 1860

  • Mr. Harewood added his approbation of this sentiment, for he knew it was one that could not be repeated too often to young people, who are ever apt to take up either partialities or prejudices too strongly, and whose judgment has ever occasion for the attempering lessons of experience.

    The Barbadoes Girl A Tale for Young People

  • "Why am I called, Rose," the young man asked, attempering his voice to the calm that reigned around him; "and why am I called by you?"

    Jack Tier

  • Like enough, what Coleridge then said, his subtlest listener would not understand as a man understands a newspaper; but upon such a listener there would steal an influence, and an impression, and a sympathy; there would be a gradual attempering of his body and spirit, till his total being vibrated with one pulse alone, and thought became merged in contemplation; --

    Specimens of the Table Talk of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  • And certainly this wonderful attempering of his laws unto the very natural exigence of the spirit of man, makes the transgression of them so much the more heinous.

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

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