intemperance

[ in-tem-per-uh ns, -pruh ns ]SEE DEFINITION OF intemperance

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Which speaks of an intemperance in the splenetic parenchyma; that is to say, the spleen.

The bed of enjoyment succeeded to the board of intemperance.

As for Matta, he was severely reprimanded for the intemperance of his tongue.

Then no intemperance or madness should be allowed to approach true love?

You have come to gamble, and your gambling is attended by every form of intemperance and immorality.

The horrors of intemperance have never been fully portrayed.

Yet the plague continued, fed by the ignorance and intemperance of the people.

And what lives have been lost through the intemperance of captains and crews!

A teacher may also, at any time, be dismissed for intemperance or any immoral conduct.

The evil of intemperance has been exhibited in its complicated horrors.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Middle French intemperance (14c.), from Latin intemperantia "intemperateness, immoderation, excess," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + temperantia (see temperance). Originally of climate; meaning "lack of moderation" in English is from 1540s.

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