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  • n. Plural form of phlegmatic.

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Examples

  • The good Lord help those phlegmatics who can stand by unmoved when a self-contained man reveals the anguish of his soul in one passionate outburst.

    Raw Gold A Novel

  • Madame Beck's school -- phlegmatics -- pale, slow, inert, but kind - natured, neutral of evil, undistinguished for good.

    Villette

  • As a rule phlegmatics are great listeners, but they live in the hope that one day you'll stop talking and ask them how they are.

    It's my life...

  • Biden seems to me to be playing the role of the TA in this election, running recitation sections in which he does a great deal of down-home pandering, desperately trying to wake up the phlegmatics by providing a more emotionally relatable, less intellectual version of the platform.

    Is there no sin in it?

  • I knew she was well enough; there were girls like her in Madame Beck’s school — phlegmatics — pale, slow, inert, but kind-natured, neutral of evil, undistinguished for good.

    Villette

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