temperately :

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  • r  with restraint
    he used the privileges of his office temperately
  • r  without extravagance
    these preferences are temperately stated
  • r  in a sparing manner; without overindulgence
    indulged temperately in cocktails

  • Senator Connally temperately limited himself to declaiming: "The burglar who breaks into a house at night doesn't believe in private rights or security.
  • Delicately, temperately, he writes of "Springtime along the Pennsylvania Railroad," "Tenement Children," "Keats," "Friendship," "The Lackawanna Ferry.
  • Last week's excursion was hailed more temperately.

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