Definition of temperance

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1. Habitual moderation in regard to the indulgence of the natural appetites and passions; restrained or moderate indulgence; moderation; as, temperance in eating and drinking; temperance in the indulgence of joy or mirth; specifically, moderation, and sometimes abstinence, in respect to using intoxicating liquors.
2. Moderation of passion; patience; calmness; sedateness.
3. State with regard to heat or cold; temperature.
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I have no interest in the temperance movement.
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The temperance movement and many citizens, including myself, were satisfied with that.
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Health coexists with temperance.
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Temperance is the best physic.
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They joined in the temperance movement.
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He preached temperance to the people.
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And you killed Hal Bennett, and then you shot Dr. Temperance Brennan in order to hide the theft.
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How am I going to get anywhere with Temperance if you keep making me look bad in comparison?
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I don't want Temperance to come home to burnt garlic.
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If I have a daughter, I'm going to name her Temperance.
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