Oregonians suffer through them in anticipation of the blissfully sunny and temperate summer.
Many Indians regard it as a quasi-mythical place, a land of lush hills, temperate climate, martial men, and handsome women.
No wonder that our top three airports are also in temperate climes.
From a lazy young man about town, I had become active, energetic, temperate, and above all—oh, above all else—ambitious.
Houston, where I have been working as a consultant, hardly qualifies as one of the most physically attractive or temperate cities.
Here in the temperate zone, we find coal and iron ore on the surface of the soil; we have but to stoop and take them.
The temperate man has all his powers perpetually at their best.
But, I said, a temperate state will be a well-ordered state.
As became a soldier, he was temperate in food and moderate in slumber.
They swung at corners and made "ladies' change" all through the temperate zone.
late 14c., of persons, "modest, forbearing, self-restrained," from Latin temperatus "restrained, regulated," from past participle of temperare "to moderate, regulate" (see temper (v.)). Applied to climates mid-15c.; temperate zone is attested from 1550s. Related: Temperately; temperateness.
temperate tem·per·ate (těm'pər-ĭt, těm'prĭt)
Exercising moderation and self-restraint.