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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of attemper.

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Examples

  • For nobility attempers sovereignty, and draws the eyes of the people, somewhat aside from the line royal.

    The Essays

  • And he who mingles music with gymnastics in the fairest proportions, and best attempers them to the soul, may be rightly called the true musician and harmonist in a far higher sense than the tuner of the strings.

    The Republic by Plato ; translated by Benjamin Jowett

  • Finally, he so attempers the favor which he manifests towards his children in this world, that he stirs them up, as with sharp goads, to the consideration of a celestial life.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2

  • He so attempers his speech, indeed, that he mildly accuses, and again consoles them; nevertheless, the consolation greatly predominates, because he sees that they are on the point of desperation, unless he affords them timely relief.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2

  • X. Clemency is a virtue by which God so attempers the chastisements and punishments of the creature, even at the very time when he inflicts them, that, by their weight and continuance, they may not equal the magnitude of the sins committed; indeed, that they may not exceed the strength of the creature.

    The Works of James Arminius, Vol. 2

  • For nobility attempers sovereignty, and draws the eyes of the people somewhat aside from the line royal.

    XIV. Of Nobility

  • For here is a man who attempers science with the quaintest fancies after the manner of his generation, and delightfully misinterprets the real affinity of the flowers and the heavens.

    Apologia Diffidentis

  • Love regulates the duties both of servants and masters, as one and the same light attempers various colors.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • And he who mingles music with gymnastic in the fairest proportions, and best attempers them to the soul, may be rightly called the true musician and harmonist in a far higher sense than the tuner of the strings.

    The Republic

  • The manifold wisdom of His eternal love attempers to His servants all their earthly being.

    Sermons. [Vol. I.]

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