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  • a  (of weather or climate) free from extremes; mild; or characteristic of such weather or climate
    a temperate region
    the temperate zones
    temperate plants
  • a  not extreme in behavior
    temperate in his habits
    a temperate response to an insult
    temperate in his eating and drinking
  • s  not extreme
    temperate in his response to criticism

  • In the minds of many a temperate person, horse-racing is almost as iniquitous as liquor but so far no prying soul has disturbed the Mayor's innocent pleasure.
  • Generations of French kings built their most beautiful chateaus in the temperate Loire Valley.
  • The caucus pushed Thurmond aside, ordered the paper rewritten by more temperate Senators.
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  • Y'all come back now!
    My horse, Dude, and I amble along the dusty trail, the large oak trees shading us from the late-afternoon sun. It’s a quiet, temperate day, and there’s a light breeze blowing in from the Santa Ynez Mountains.
    June 13, 2013 - Santa Maria Sun
  • Bikeification: LA's Huge Bike Share Program Seeking Fortune 500 Sponsor
    As New York's recently-opened bike share system gets on its feet, congested and temperate LA still lacks a regionwide system of easy bike rentals. Derek Fretheim, the COO of Bike Nation, the operator of the city's huge future system,...
    June 12, 2013 - Curbed LA
  • Spiraea japonica adds color, texture to Redlands gardens
    Among the favorite flowering shrubs in Redlands is the Spiraea japonica, one of almost 100 species of spiraea found in the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere.
    June 11, 2013 - Redlands Daily Facts

  • Ben Summerskill in CNSNews.com
    These protections aren't about preventing people expressing their religious views in a temperate way,Ben Summerskill, the group's chief executive, said in a statement.
  • Kevin Rudd in Sydney Morning Herald
    The Clarke inquiry is still under way,Mr Rudd said. "I think we should be calm, temperate and responsible and wait for the outcome of that inquiry."
  • Lee Westwood in The Press Association
    The challenge now is for all stakeholders in this affair, including political parties and legal associations, to use temperate and non-racial language when commenting on the matter. If the debate degenerates into a racial slanging match, the... Helen Zille http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Zille&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNE28NqLmWpoJhgx3OwJn9CWkZcN5w Independent Online http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.iol.co.za/index.php%3Fset_id%3D1%26click_id%3D15%26art_id%3Dnw20080613122759438C467835&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNF9FvVlMYpnPjiGtxk_0nMsk1K4Rw Jun 13, 2008 98817 131070 temperature The week was a little draining with the temperature it gets to here, but because I've been to Pebble Beach and done most of my preparation, I can take it easy with that for the next three days and build up my fitness and stamina for when the...

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