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Nevertheless, some progressives who want action now are in favor of this option, ignoring the risk of intemperate use of power down the line.
WHY THE FILIBUSTER DEFENDERS' RANKS ARE SHRINKINGPHILIP ELLIOTTMARCH 11, 2021TIME
But Griffith was not so intemperate as most squires; he could always mount the stairs to tea, and generally without staggering.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 17, NO. 101, MARCH, 1866VARIOUS
And yet the older artist's natural disposition was congenial to that of the younger one, only intemperate habits had vitiated it.
FREDERICK CHOPIN AS A MAN AND MUSICIANFREDERICK NIECKS
With my temper and some of my associations, intemperate profanity's been the easiest thing in the world to fall into.
RED PEPPER BURNSGRACE S. RICHMOND
Not so in the interior of the country, where the whites are remarkable for intemperate drinking.
TRAVELS IN PERU, ON THE COAST, IN THE SIERRA, ACROSS THE CORDILLERAS AND THE ANDES, INTO THE PRIMEVAL FORESTSJ. J. VON TSCHUDI
She expressed the most poignant anguish for having indulged such unjust suspicions and intemperate passions.
TALES AND NOVELS, VOLUME 3 (OF 10)MARIA EDGEWORTH
The chief pleasures were those of the chase,--hunting and hawking,--and intemperate feasts.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME VJOHN LORD
Intemperate lover, of the ancient pattern, that he was, his aim to win the woman acknowledged no obstacle in the means.
LORD ORMONT AND HIS AMINTA, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
We may see his dark hand in the strifes of society, supplying the burning fuel to intemperate passions and discordant societies.
FEMALE SCRIPTURE BIOGRAPHIES, VOL. IIFRANCIS AUGUSTUS COX
A far more trying ordeal the artist had to undergo in the intemperate rhapsodies of enthusiastic admirers.
COROTSIDNEY ALLNUTT
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO INTEMPERATE

  • dissipated
  • excessive
  • extravagant
  • immoderate
  • improvident
  • intemperate
  • lavish
  • profligate
  • reckless
  • spendthrift
  • squandering
  • wanton
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