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Temperate, 1) of a mild temperature: “shall I compare thee to a summer's day? thou art more lovely and more t.” Sonn. 18, 2. cf. H5 III, 3, 30.
2) moderate, calm: “peace, lady! pause, or be more t.” John II, 195. “such t. order in so fierce a cause,” III, 4, 12. “my blood hath been too cold and t.” H4A I, 3, 1. “whiles yet the cool and t. wind of grace o'erblows the . . . clouds,” H5 III, 3, 30. “there was more t. fire under the pot of her eyes,” Troil. I, 2, 160. “who can be . . . t. and furious in a moment,” Mcb. II, 3, 114.
3) chaste: “come, t. nymphs,” Tp. IV, 132. “she is not hot, but t. as the morn,” Shr. II, 296.
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