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Wretchedly did he feel, that with all the cost and care of an anxious and expensive education, he had brought up his daughters without their understanding their first duties, or his being acquainted with their character and temper.
He had easily foreseen that her meek temper would overflow at so scandalous a proposal as repudiation, and he now profited by the tempest, to retire to a place where he was at least safe from any immediate violence on the part of her less excited, but certainly more dangerous husband.
He had never been an unhappy man; his own temper had secured him from that, even in his first marriage; but his second must shew him how delightful a welljudging and truly amiable woman could be, and must give him the pleasantest proof of its being a great deal better to choose than to be chosen, to excite gratitude than to feel it.
Bingley was endeared to Darcy by the easiness, openness, and ductility of his temper, though no disposition could offer a greater contrast to his own, and though with his own he never appeared dissatisfied.
D'Urberville's bad temper cleared up at sight of hers; and he laughed heartily.
Did not my father, my grandfathers, too, before me, lose their temper at times, in Heaven's name?
Not that I think a bad temper is really a fault in a man.
And please to bear in mind that I have a temper which feels even the smallest slights and injuries very keenly.
How dare you mention the loss of my temper in connection with this case?
My own idea is that her temper was made still more irritable by unhappiness in her married life.
Marilla Cuthbert, you don't mean to say that you are upholding her in such a terrible display of temper as we've just seen?
He expressed, indeed, so much resentment against an unforgiving temper, that the captain at last pretended to be convinced by his arguments, and outwardly professed to be reconciled.
It is true that when they were both in a good temper their enjoyment of life was redoubled.
A foolish wrangle followed; and Herncastle's unlucky temper got the better of him.
She had what they called an amiable temper, an affectionate temper.