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 Meanings and Examples of TEMPERAMENT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
temperament
 n.  manner of thinking or behaving; disposition; excessive irritability or sensitiveness
Classic Sentence: (34 in 3 pages)
1  An abyss of fortune or of temperament sundered him from them.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 2
2  I presume that the sanguine temperament itself and the disturbing influence end in a mentally-accomplished finish; a possibly dangerous man, probably dangerous if unselfish.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
3  His temperament might be said to be just at the point of maturity.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In A LITTLE CLOUD
4  Melancholy was the dominant note of his temperament, he thought, but it was a melancholy tempered by recurrences of faith and resignation and simple joy.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In A LITTLE CLOUD
5  Their gaze began with a defiant note but was confused by what seemed a deliberate swoon of the pupil into the iris, revealing for an instant a temperament of great sensibility.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In A PAINFUL CASE
6  But the artistic temperament that they create, or at any rate reveal, is still more to me.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9
7  Basil would have helped him to resist Lord Henry's influence, and the still more poisonous influences that came from his own temperament.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10
8  Yet one had ancestors in literature as well as in one's own race, nearer perhaps in type and temperament, many of them, and certainly with an influence of which one was more absolutely conscious.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11
9  To a certain temperament the situation might have seemed intriguing--my own instinct was to telephone immediately for the police.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 1
10  Old Roger Chillingworth, throughout life, had been calm in temperament, kindly, though not of warm affections, but ever, and in all his relations with the world, a pure and upright man.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In X. THE LEECH AND HIS PATIENT
11  He had a ready faculty, indeed, of escaping from any topic that agitated his too sensitive and nervous temperament.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In X. THE LEECH AND HIS PATIENT
12  Of a deeply religious temperament, there was inevitably a tinge of the devotional in his mood.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XVIII. A FLOOD OF SUNSHINE
13  Or perchance his sensitive temperament was invigorated by the loud and piercing music that swelled heaven-ward, and uplifted him on its ascending wave.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XXII. THE PROCESSION
14  He was not to blame for having been born with his unbridled temperament and his somehow limited intelligence.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 24
15  This was a very strong expression of approbation, an uncommonly hearty welcome, from a person of Mr. Sikes' temperament.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
Example Sentence:
1  The analysis of what kind of temperament you possess is vital.
2  Her temperament disposed her to argue readily with people.
3  My profession had an important influence in the formation of my character and temperament.
4  The most important quality for an investor is temperament, not intellect.
5  Jill has such a lovely relaxed temperament.
6  For friendship some agreement in temperament is quite essential.
7  Racket throwing tennis star John McEnroe was famed for his displays of tempestuous temperament.
8  Although world famous as a diva, she did not indulge in fits of temperament.