1Lack of moderation or restraint: his occasional intemperance of tone
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- Later reactions against the Canon were a recognition of the intemperance of behaviorism.
- Rovers are expected to be clean minded, clean willed and able to control intemperance and lead morally upright lives.
- Nature offers a healing medicine, and arrests the death which his intemperance has provoked.
1.1Excessive indulgence, especially in alcohol.
- In short, her husband's intemperance caused her affliction.
- Much early nineteenth-century discussion of female intemperance centered on the damage it did to family life.
- An intemperate man has strong temptation to plead: he began with conviviality, and only arrives at solitary intemperance as the ultimate degradation.
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