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tem puh ruhns

  • n  the trait of avoiding excesses
  • n  abstaining from excess
  • n  the act of tempering

  • He didn't think about the Yankee temperance movement of his childhood or his loving fiance Lois Burnham or his emerging talent for leadership.
  • Between the extremes of evangelical Christianity and the Roman Catholic Church there slants an almost unbroken line: the emphasis placed upon alcoholic temperance by the .
  • Many temperance activists wanted the vote, if only to enact prohibition; and suffragists applauded the temperance movement's attacks on taverns, in which axes were deployed to .
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    June 16, 2013 - Albany Times Union
  • Basement explosion rocks Plymouth house
    PLYMOUTH 8211 Firefighters from several hose companies responded to 272 Temperance St. Thursday morning after a house filled with smoke due to a reported explosion in the basement.
    June 14, 2013 - Times Leader
  • Bedford schools to get more money
    TEMPERANCE — The Bedford Public Schools will get an additional $60 per student in state funding next school year, instead of an expected $34 increase, which will mean a total increase of $276,396 for its stretched budget, the district’s chief financial officer told the school board last week.
    June 10, 2013 - The Toledo Blade

  • Barack Obama in International Herald Tribune
    In his memoir, Obama writes that his grandmother's family "generally shunned the tent revival circuit, preferring a straight-backed form of Methodism that valued reason over passion and temperance over both."
  • George Mason in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
    George Mason wrote in the Virginia Declaration of Rights that "no free government, nor the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people, but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality and virtue."
  • 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...

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