temperateness


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Merely asking the question answers it, for whatever might be the case at the welcome limit of full participation, complete temperateness, and ongoing stability, (where punishment, by the way, would not be needed), we never arrive, let alone live, at that limit.
In his great chamber at Westminster, Henry's four-poster bed was surmounted by a vast wall-painting (now lost but copied in 1819) of the coronation of St Edward together with other images that stressed aspects of the virtue of the saint: showing his charity to St John the Evangelist by giving a ring to the poor John, dressed as a pilgrim; his Solomonic wisdom; and female personifications of his virtues of largesse and debonerete (temperateness or moderation).
Henry is an author-surrogate in whom the qualities for which Bennett formerly most admired himself--balance, temperateness, punctilious organization, and a fine physical sensitivity to emotional experience--are exaggerated to reveal a latent monstrosity" (149-50).
Nor is "civility" an adequate synonym, in the familiar usage equating civility "with decorum, with temperateness of speech, with politeness and a high-minded determination not to descend from principles to personalities." (1) While civility of that kind is a critical element of the professionalism that judges and lawyers find lacking, the two terms are not interchangeable.
In 1824, after the Frenchman's triumphant return to the United States and during the goodwill tour that followed, in front of 300 misty-eyed spectators on the lawn of Monticello, he and Jefferson hobbled toward each other and embraced, two revolutionaries of sufficient temperateness to survive youth and linger into old age.(23)