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[sweet-tem-perd] /ˈswitˈtɛm pərd/
having a gentle and equable disposition; pleasant.
Origin of sweet-tempered
First recorded in 1625-35
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sweet-temperedness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Mary Gentry, sweet-tempered and credulous as in her childhood, grew up into a home-lover.

    The Price of the Prairie Margaret Hill McCarter
  • She was very good and sweet-tempered, and everybody loved her.

    Sketches of Our Life at Sarawak Harriette McDougall
  • So come, be yourself again, for you can be sweet-tempered if you only try hard, you know.

    The Living Link James De Mille
  • Could anything surpass his sweet-tempered affection for his parents?

    Stradella F(rancis) Marion Crawford
  • But Jim was far too sweet-tempered to let her know that she was the hardest pupil he ever tried to teach.

    The Ranch Girls at Rainbow Lodge Margaret Vandercook
  • She was also full of spirit, while she was right-minded and sweet-tempered.

    In the Wilds of Africa W.H.G. Kingston
  • He shook his head with that exasperating stubbornness one occasionally finds in sweet-tempered people.

    Unveiling a Parallel Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Marchant
  • Well would it be if all the clergy were as sweet-tempered as that Bishop of Helstonleigh!

    The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood

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