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- n. a cheerful and agreeable mood
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I never give above half a guinea — or walk with boots — or cheapen tooth-picks — or lay out a shilling upon a band-box the year round; and for the six months I’m in the country, I’m upon so small a scale, that with all the good temper in the world, I outdo Rousseau, a bar length — for
A good temper can be cultivated, although it is a hard task to do so; yet a strong will can curb the fiery passion which surges through the heart; and can keep in hand the prancing, racing, leaping coursers of anger and fury.
I should have said that I told Vedrenne that good temper is essential, and he said the man he has recommended is a vegetarian and that Bernard Shaw says that vegetables are wonderful for the temper.
So home to dinner and then abroad to the Fishing Committee at Fishmongers 'Hall, and there sat and did some business considerable, and so up and home, and there late at my office doing much business, and I find with great delight that I am come to my good temper of business again.
My uncle Toby’s reply put my father into good temper — so he charg’d o’ foot.
Nelly’s eyes were closed for weeks — well-nigh for ever — and the skin peeled off her face; but she consented to the cruel punishment without a murmur after the first shriek of agony, and won Tom to good temper and tolerance of her vanity by all sorts of happy concessions.