intemperance :

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  • n  the quality of being intemperate
  • n  consumption of alcoholic drinks
  • n  excess in action and immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites, especially in passion or indulgence
    the intemperance of their language

  • But Dean has a far more serious problem, his Ruth Bedinger problem: his intemperance.
  • If nothing else, these decisions demonstrate the distance between social reality and the witless intemperance of the current political debateindeed, the gap between reality and .
  • While conservatives and many liberals criticized Moulitsas's intemperance, the controversy did nothing to slow the site's skyrocketing readership.

  • Abraham Lincoln in OfficialWire
    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...
  • Jeb Bush in Bradenton Herald
    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.
  • Joe Klein in Denver Post
    I find that intemperance is intemperance from whichever direction it's coming,Klein said.

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