intemperance intemperance

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the quality of being intemperate
  2. (n) consumption of alcoholic drinks
  3. (n) excess in action and immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites, especially in passion or indulgence

Usage(s):

  1. While conservatives and many liberals criticized Moulitsas's intemperance, the controversy did nothing to slow the site's skyrocketing readership.
  2. But Dean has a far more serious problem, his Ruth Bedinger problem: his intemperance.
  3. While conservatives and many liberals criticized Moulitsas's intemperance, the controversy did nothing to slow the site's skyrocketing readership.

Quotes

  1. Abraham Lincoln said it best, "Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation, and...
    on Jan 19, 2009 By: Abraham Lincoln Source: OfficialWire

  2. "The predominate shortcoming of the bill is that it seeks to provide relief for those traveling at high rates of speed, or possessed of emotional intemperance, at the expense of cautious and careful drivers," Bush said in 2005, explaining his veto.
    on Jan 12, 2007 By: Jeb Bush Source: Bradenton Herald

  3. "I find that intemperance is intemperance from whichever direction it's coming," Klein said.
    on Aug 23, 2008 By: Joe Klein Source: Denver Post

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