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- adj. phlegmatic
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- adj. Phlegmatic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as phlegmatic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. showing little emotion
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To our surprise, the lean, mean killing machine turns out to be a "phlegmatical," "pale sot."
Are my books perhaps, quoth the innkeeper, heretical or phlegmatical, that you would thus roughly handle them?
Schismatical, thou shouldst have said, quoth the barber, and not phlegmatical.
We must even acknowledge that the little Queen-bee fell into a few excesses, such as jumping over ditches where they were the broadest, and clapping her hands and shouting to frighten away phlegmatical crows.
"What phlegmatical reasons soever were made you," wrote the Queen, who but three weeks before had been so gentle and affectionate to her, ambassador, "how happeneth it that you will not remember, that when a man hath faulted and committed by abettors thereto, neither the one nor the other will willingly make their own retreat.