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Generally given a poor rap in the strongly Choleric intellectual climate of Europe in the middle ages, but with positive qualities of the Ayurvedic Kapha type being entirely relevant.
You can find out if you're a sunny sanguine, a patient phlegmatic, dynamic choleric or introverted melancholic.
Readers on Toussaint's side of the Atlantic are familiar with a quite different version of the event, in which the footballers motivation has been depicted as more choleric than melancholic.
case against one of her lovers ensured maximum publicity for their unhappy union), and lastly as a choleric "Squire Firebrand" who, as Jonah Barrington memorably recalled, was generally level-headed except on the "abstract topics of politics, religion, martial law, his wife, the pope, the pretender, the Jesuits, Napper Tandy, and the whipping post.
Smiling angelic chops can become more than a little choleric as she becomes all too quickly maddened.
I have laughed, red-faced, choleric and fit to burst on many occasions at almost every rehearsal.
The originators of etchings and engravings rivalled the horror of Goya's world in their depiction of the river asa breeding ground for choleric, scrofulous monsters.
Warmth and wetness defined the sanguine temperament, embodied in blood and air, whereas the choleric temperament, carried in yellow bile, was dominated by dry, hot fire.
This results in the cheerful sanguine being characterized by speed and force of feeling but not by depth, while the sad melancholic by less speed and force of feeling but with greater depth, and the fierce choleric by speed and force of action but not by depth, while the calm phlegmatic by less speed and force of action but with greater depth.
Its choleric, combative tone is accentuated by the excessive use of italics which, as I understood it, were intended to convey indignation, incredulity, and sarcasm.
Maybe she's an individual of action, a choleric, who acts with self-confidence to get things done.
64) Spreckels was harsh in his reactions and judgments, both choleric and sentimental.