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  • And the Darning-needle kept her proud bearing and did not lose her good-temper.

    The Yellow Fairy Book

  • If the Doctor heard this complaint, he did not heed it, his policy being, when his henchman was attacked with a fit of grumbling, to let him recover his good-temper at his leisure.

    A Bachelor's Dream

  • Punctuality is important, because it subserves the peace and good-temper of a family.

    Domestic Pleasures, or, the Happy Fire-side

  • Food or sleep meant nothing to him, so that his usual good-temper was sharpened and his undoubted good looks enchanced by a certain romantic gauntness under the cheek-bone.

    The Hawk of Egypt

  • When he had at last become a yellow-haired giant, of wondrous good-temper, and leisurely in movement, the other young warriors of

    A Book of Myths

  • Toni was obliged to rouse herself from her own dejection to look after the children, who were both delicate and spoilt; but luckily they took an instant fancy to the travelling companion so strangely provided, and behaved with commendable good-temper throughout.

    The Making of a Soul

  • He satirised himself with equal good-temper in the drawing in which a Cockney horseman reins up at the edge of a steep hill -- you might almost call it

    The History of "Punch"

  • "You are right, my dear: it is a foolish habit," she said tranquilly, "but we are such slaves to silly habits," she added, looking at the rector and his wife in her pretty philosophizing way, while they smiled approvingly at her ready wit and serene good-temper.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 097, January, 1876

  • Then she had a dumpy figure, and good large hands and feet, a look of downright honesty and good-temper, and a nice, clear voice in speech or singing, though she only sang hymns.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 37, November, 1860

  • It seemed the final upset of all those little efforts towards harmony and good-temper to which he had given himself from the hour of his arrival at Brincliffe.

    Jack of Both Sides The Story of a School War

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