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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Sweet-tempered having a mild, amiable disposition
    • ***


  • William Shakespeare
    “O, let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven! Keep me in temper. I would not be mad.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. swéte; Ger. süsz, Gr. hēdys, L. suavis, sweet, Sans. svad, to taste.


In literature:

Nan, who possessed more sweetness of temper than keenness of psychological insight, could not understand what had come to Phillis.
"Not Like Other Girls" by Rosa N. Carey
He was a beautiful child, fair, golden haired, blue eyed, and sweet of temper.
"An Ohio Woman in the Philippines" by Emily Bronson Conger
His heart was large, his mind was comprehensive, and his temper singularly sweet and sunny.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 7" by Various
Her neighbors spoke of her as sweet-tempered, kindly, and hospitable.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
Sweet-tempered people are the joy of the world.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
Then, besides, her temper, never very sweet, was sadly soured by her husband's treatment of her.
"Queen Elizabeth" by Jacob Abbott
Being naturally a sweet-tempered girl, she was not much spoiled.
"Ruth Fielding at Briarwood Hall" by Alice B. Emerson
Her sweet face beamed with good temper and cheerfulness.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
There was no effort to please on Palla's part, other than that natural one born of sweet-tempered consideration for everybody.
"The Crimson Tide" by Robert W. Chambers
Both natures were open, sweet-tempered, and generous.
"Angelot" by Eleanor Price
Your brother had an exceedingly sweet and even temper.
"Through Russian Snows" by G. A Henty
O, the sweet temper, the good disposition, the sincere religion which was in the child!
"Stories of Boys and Girls Who Loved the Saviour" by John Wesley
She was a sweet tempered, good girl, however, and everybody except her cruel sisters loved her.
"Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1" by Edward William Cole
She is extremely gentle and affectionate, and as sweet-tempered as a dove.
"My Private Menagerie" by Theophile Gautier
Nice sweet-tempered little fellow.
"I'll Leave It To You" by Noel Coward
Could there lie any thing under that sweet outside, but the gentlest and most indulgent of temper?
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, July, 1850." by Various
How sweet-tempered, how loving she was!
"Acadian Reminiscences" by Felix Voorhies
As a matter of fact, upon most occasions, Dan Webster was rather unusually sweet tempered.
"The Camp Fire Girls Behind the Lines" by Margaret O'Bannon Womack Vandercook
Dvorehle was an uncommon child: a bright girlie, sweet-tempered, pretty, and clever, the light of the house, shining into its every corner.
"Yiddish Tales" by Various
However, she was a sweet, gentle-tempered child, and she went on, hoping that they would do so, and making new ones.
"The Land of Lost Toys" by Juliana Horatia Ewing

In poetry:

The sweet day, opening as a flower
Unfolds its petals tender,
Renews for us at noontide's hour
The summer's tempered splendor.
"St. Martin's Summer" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Untimely gone! for ever fled
The roses of the cheek so red;
Th' affection warm, the temper mild,
The sweetness that in sorrow smiled.
"Ode - On the Death of a Young Lady" by John Logan
But then I love teacher, too, dearly,
She’s always so lovely to me,
And she’s pretty and kind and sweet-tempered,
And gentle as gentle can be.
"Why I Went To The Foot" by Ellis Parker Butler
Nothing escapes them both; all must appeare,
And be dispos'd, and dress'd, and tun'd by thee,
Who sweetly temper'st all. If we could heare
Thy skill and art, what musick would it be!
"Providence" by George Herbert
For the sweet temperance of your youth,
Unconscious chivalry and truth,
And simple courtesies;
A soul as clear as southern lake,
Yet strong as any cliffs that break
The might of northern seas;
"To --" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
The fire-flies fade on misty eves—
The inner fires alone endure;
Like rain that wets the leaves,
Thy very sorrows keep thee pure—
They temper a too ardent heat—
And keep thee ever pure and sweet.
"Italian Myrtles" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

We were taken away by her chubby tummy and sweet temperment.
Forty-five-year-old Frances Fitzgibbons has gone from sweet-tempered loan officer to insatiable force of nature almost overnight.
Today's recipe is for a Cranberry Maple Pecan Tart that has all the sweet, deeply roasted deliciousness of a pecan pie, tempered by the addition of tart cranberries to balance out the sweetness.
The chili adds heat, the red onion tempers the melon's sweetness and adds personality, the herbs provide freshness, the cucumber lends a note of cool and the cantaloupe 's honey flavor plays well with the savory ingredients.
He's nice, sweet, loving, caring, but has a bad temper.
Initially, though, Lenin's Bolsheviks were somewhat more sweet-tempered.
This is the opening of "Sweet Disposition," the breakthrough song by Melbourne, Australia's Temper Trap.
The Temper Trap has such a "Sweet Disposition.".
"Sweet Disposition" off of Australian group the Temper Trap 's Conditions took the band from just another indie-pop group to expansive notoriety, thanks in large part to Dougy Mandagi's sweet falsetto voice.