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  • Now Victor was the smartest sailor and best-tempered shipmate in the forecastle.

    Chapter 16

  • The brides were both very pretty women; but so totally were they eclipsed by the beauty of Sophia, that, had they not been two of the best-tempered girls in the world, it would have raised some envy in their breasts; for neither of their husbands could long keep his eyes from Sophia, who sat at the table like a queen receiving homage, or, rather, like a superior being receiving adoration from all around her.

    The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

  • He was handsome, and about the best-tempered fellow known.

    The American Senator

  • I believe he is one of the very best-tempered men that ever existed.

    Emma

  • But as I was saying, he is the best-tempered creature alive, and the stanchest friend I ever met.

    Can You Forgive Her?

  • Breed him to the best-tempered and largest of the hunter-mares.

    Magic's Promise

  • Breed him to the best-tempered and largest of the hunter-mares.

    Magic's Promise

  • 'Because ye are always best-tempered then, feyther,' was the reply.

    Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce

  • He was a young man of about twenty-seven, of large fortune, tall, handsome, and well made, not particularly clever, but almost the best-tempered and most good-natured person I ever met.

    Laura Middleton; Her Brother and her Lover

  • "It is very conducive to successful breeding to keep only such as are quiet and tractable," says an authority on rabbits, [43] and he enjoins the selection of the handsomest and _best-tempered_ does to serve as breeders.

    Are the Effects of Use and Disuse Inherited? An Examination of the View Held by Spencer and Darwin

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