The quartet is presented with a pitcher of syrup, which the waiter advises we apply “temperately, but not timidly.”
"I am no seeking to excuse the man," said Sir Archy, temperately.
They cared not for luxury; but they lived naturally and temperately.
"Well, they are of all kinds, of course," said Powell temperately.
"At least, as a fair-minded man, you will look into the matter," said McNish temperately.
“Mebbe I have,” agreed Wade, temperately, and suddenly one saw the resemblance to his father.
That the boarding Scholars diet together, plainly, temperately, and frugally.
Of course it's perfectly safe to convey Judy, junior, to the temperately tropical lands that are washed by the Caribbean.
To put it temperately, the situation was becoming very trying.
I explained to him, temperately and firmly, what my position was.
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.