"Moderation is a fatal thing. Enough is as bad as a meal. More than
enough is as good as a feast."
--Lord Henry in The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
He could admire a president for his politics and his leadership skills, yet report on his inherent shortcomings, as he did with Roosevelt; or to spot a lack of political courage that undermined a promising presidency, as he did with President Bill Clinton and his vice president, Al Gore, in “Dead Center: Clinton-Gore Leadership and the Perils of Moderation,” written with Georgia Jones Sorenson. In the book, he chastised both men for yielding their liberal instincts too easily.
Tempers Flare as New Rules Strain Senate
By JEREMY W. PETERS
Senators headed into their second late-night session of confirmation votes Thursday evening, the Democrats' way of retaliating for Republican delay tactics.
At Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, one of the poorest parts of the United States, the budget cuts known as sequestration have slashed millions of federal dollars in funding.
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By VIVIAN YEE
The reopening of McCarren Park Pool in June was marred by fistfights and thefts, but as summer came to a close, the pool became a family-friendly community center.
One possible technology is "Carbon Capture and Sequestration". It would take the CO2 out of power plant emissions and store it deep in the earth.
The Land of the Binge
By FRANK BRUNI
With sequestration around the corner and bacon on every plate, America could use a dose of moderation.
Sohu Shares Tumble on Outlook
Sohu.com said its third-quarter profit fell 7.2% due to the divestment of part of its gaming unit, and tempered its revenue outlook for the fourth quarter. Shares tumbled.
So far my favorite beer is the Mine All Malt (smooth, 5 percent ABV) . Also, I tell myself after experiencing this humidity, I will temper my complaints about Baltimore weather.
Japan and China seek agreement beyond islands row
Reuters - USA
By Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - China and Japan sought to temper a row over disputed islands in the East China Sea when their foreign ministers met in ...
White House Says Stimulus Won’t Be a Quick Fix
By J. DAVID GOODMAN 1:08 PM ET
As President Obama prepared to sign the $787 billion stimulus bill, administration officials sought to temper expectations on Sunday.
|European Leaders Temper Finance Reform Rhetoric|
SAP Tempers Revenue Outlook
SAP warned investors that its third-quarter revenue would be lower than expected, blaming the global financial turmoil for a sudden drop in orders.
After a Rough Start, Spitzer Rethinks His Ways
By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
Reflecting on his first year, the governor said that he knew he needed to temper his bluntness with diplomacy — but also that problems overshadowed his administration’s real accomplishments. The Well-Tempered Critic 《創造與再創造》
The Well-Tempered Critic is a collection of essays by a Canadian literary critic Northrop Frye. The collection was originally published in Bloomington, Indiana by the Indiana University Press in 1963.
The collection presents lectures delivered by Frye at the University of Virginia in March 1961 for the Page-Barbour Foundation, with a certain amount of expansion and some revisions.
- Frye, Northrop. The Well-Tempered Critic; Bloomington: Indiana University Press, ISBN 0-253-20077-6
By JACKIE CALMES
WASHINGTON — With less than a week before once-unthinkable, deep, across-the-board spending cuts, both the White House and Congress are eager to say sequestration was the other’s idea.
past tense: dilated; past participle: dilated
temperv., -pered, -per·ing, -pers. v.tr.
- To modify by the addition of a moderating element; moderate: "temper its doctrinaire logic with a little practical wisdom" (Robert H. Jackson). See synonyms at moderate.
- To bring to a desired consistency, texture, hardness, or other physical condition by or as if by blending, admixing, or kneading: temper clay; paints that had been tempered with oil.
- To harden or strengthen (metal or glass) by application of heat or by heating and cooling.
- To strengthen through experience or hardship; toughen: soldiers who had been tempered by combat.
- To adjust finely; attune: a portfolio that is tempered to the investor's needs.
- Music. To adjust (the pitch of an instrument) to a temperament.
To be or become tempered.
- A state of mind or emotions; disposition: an even temper. See synonyms at mood1.
- Calmness of mind or emotions; composure: lose one's temper.
- A tendency to become easily angry or irritable: a quick temper.
- An outburst of rage: a fit of temper.
- A characteristic general quality; tone: heroes who exemplified the medieval temper; the politicized temper of the 1930s.
- The condition of being tempered.
- The degree of hardness and elasticity of a metal, chiefly steel, achieved by tempering.
- A modifying substance or agent added to something else.
- Archaic. A middle course between extremes; a mean.
[Middle English temperen, from Old English temprian, from Latin temperāre, probably from variant of tempus, tempor-, time, season.]temperability tem'per·a·bil'i·ty n.
temperable tem'per·a·ble adj.
temperer tem'per·er n.
temper (BEHAVIOUR) Show phonetics
when someone becomes angry very quickly:
She has a real temper.
He's got a really bad temper.
-tempered Show phonetics
having or showing the stated type of temper:
- Having a specified temper or disposition. Often used in combination: sweet-tempered; ill-tempered.
- Adjusted or attuned by the addition of a counterbalancing element; moderated or measured: “prepare the country to expect hard choices and to appreciate tempered values and moderation in private and public life” (Haynes Johnson).
- Made appropriately hard or flexible by tempering: a sword of tempered steel.
- Having the requisite degree of hardness or elasticity. Used of glass or a metal.
- Music. Tuned to temperament. Used of a scale, an interval, semitone, or intonation.
bad-tempered Show phonetics
describes a person who becomes angry and annoyed easily:
She's very bad-tempered in the mornings!
ill-tempered Show phonetics
1 FORMAL easily annoyed
2 If an occasion, such as a game, is ill-tempered, people get angry during it:
An increasingly ill-tempered match saw three players sent off before half-time.
verb [T] FORMAL
to make something less strong, extreme, etc:
My enthusiasm for the venture was somewhat tempered by my knowledge of the work that would be involved.
I learnt to temper my criticism.
|1 ((形式))…のきびしさ［強さ, 激しさ］を（…で）和らげる, ゆるめる, 鎮める, 抑える((with ...))|
|・||She tempered her criticism with words of encouragement.|
|3 《冶》…を焼き戻す；〈鋼・ガラスなどを〉強化［硬化］する, 焼入れする；((比喩))…を（試練などで）鍛える.|
［ラテン語temperre （tempus時間＋-re反復を示す不定詞語尾）＝適当な割合で混ぜる. △TEMPORAL1
1 ((ふつう形容詞を前に置いて))（一時的な）気分, 機嫌；（永続的な）気質, 気性, 性向
3 [U]平静, 冷静, 落着き
5 [U]（モルタルなどの）練り加減；《冶金》（金属の）硬度, 弾性度；（鋼の）含炭量；焼き戻し.
1 ((形式))…のきびしさ［強さ, 激しさ］を（…で）和らげる, ゆるめる, 鎮める, 抑える((with ...))
3 《冶金》…を焼き戻す；〈鋼・ガラスなどを〉強化［硬化］する, 焼入れする；((比喩))…を（試練などで）鍛える.
━━(自)和らぐ, 適当な状態になる；〈鋼などが〉強化される.［ラテン語temperāre （tempus時間＋-āre反復を示す不定詞語尾）＝適当な割合で混ぜる. △TEMPORAL1］
- 発音記号[mɑ`dəréiʃən | mɔ`d-]
Translate flare | into French | into German | into Italian | into Spanish
- Astronomy a sudden explosion in the chromosphere and corona of the sun or another star, resulting in an intense burst of radiation. See also solar flare.
Origin:mid 16th century (in the sense 'spread out one's hair'): of unknown origin. Current senses date from the 17th century
Do not confuse flair with flare. Flair means 'a natural ability or talent' (she had a flair for languages), whereas flare means 'burn suddenly' or 'become wider' (a flared skirt).
- sequestrated (過去形) • sequestrated (過去分詞) • sequestrating (現在分詞) • sequestrates (三人称単数現在)
1 ((通例受身))《法律》〈財産を〉一時差し押さえる, …を押収する.2 ((古))…を隔離する；…を引退させる.
- se • ques • tra • tion
- sequestrations (複数形)
1 除去, 隔離, 追放, 流罪.
2 隠退, 隠遁(いんとん).3 《法律》財産の仮差し押さえ, 係争物の強制保管［第三者供託］, 接収, 押収.
克拉珀以指責決策制定者造成目前的預算僵局作為他的開場白，他說，被稱為“自動減赤”(sequestration)的預算削減方案會迫使美國的情報機構 大幅削減保密計劃、給僱員放假。過去十年，保密情報預算有了大幅增加，克拉珀把目前這一輪的預算削減與20世紀90年代的削減相提並論。當時，冷戰的結束 導致中情局的預算大幅降低。
- se • ques • ter
- sequestered (過去形) • sequestered (過去分詞) • sequestering (現在分詞) • sequesters (三人称単数現在)
1 《法律》〈財産を〉一時差し押さえる；〈係争物を〉強制保管する, （第三者に）供託する；《国際法》〈敵国民の財産を〉接収する, 押収する.
2 ((しばしば〜 -self))…を（…から）孤立させる, 引きこもらせる, 引退させる((from ...)).
3 〈人・物を〉引き離す, 隔離する, 分離する；見えないところに置く, 隠す.
Pronunciation: /ˌsēkwiˈstrāSHən, ˌsek-/