temperate (adj.) Old form(s): temp'rate
calm, moderate, composed
KJ II.i.195[King Philip to Constance] Pause, or be more temperate
Mac II.iii.105[Macbeth to Macduff] Who can be wise, amazed, temperate and furious ... in a moment?
TC I.ii.147[Cressida to Pandarus, of Cassandra] there was more temperate fire under the pot of her eyes
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