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Tyrrel was wrong to let her temper get the better of her, and to suppose herself insulted where no insult was intended.
Bingley was endeared to Darcy by the easiness, openness, and ductility of his temper, though no disposition could offer a greater contrast to his own, and though with his own he never appeared dissatisfied.
Rushworth's elopement, her temper had been in a state of such irritation as to make her everywhere tormenting.
Her mother has insinuated that her temper is intractable, but I never saw a face less indicative of any evil disposition than hers; and from what I can see of the behaviour of each to the other, the invariable severity of Lady Susan and the silent dejection of Frederica, I am led to believe as heretofore that the former has no real love for her daughter, and has never done her justice or treated her affectionately.
They may sometimes discourse high, but that doth little hurt; besides, they are a counterpoise to the higher nobility, that they grow not too potent; and, lastly, being the most immediate in authority, with the common people, they do best temper popular commotions.
D'Urberville's bad temper cleared up at sight of hers; and he laughed heartily.
Did not my father, my grandfathers, too, before me, lose their temper at times, in Heaven's name?
Not that I think a bad temper is really a fault in a man.
You must tell me what his temper is, or I can do nothing for him.
That question (naturally enough, I think) upset my temper.
After a time, perceiving the meekness and gentleness of the beast's temper, he summoned courage enough to approach him.
How dare you mention the loss of my temper in connection with this case?