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[ UK /ɪntˈɛmpəɹəns/ ]
  1. the quality of being intemperate
  2. excess in action and immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites, especially in passion or indulgence
    the intemperance of their language
  3. consumption of alcoholic drinks
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How To Use intemperance In A Sentence

  • Nor yet is it the desperate madness which impels an immortal being in pursuit of substantial good amid the dehumanizing slums of beastly sensuosity; nor firey floods of intemperance; nor yet the desolating waves of red-visaged war, after which this earnest mission is sent. Life of Rev. A. Crooks, A. M.
  • But this state of joyous tranquillity was not of long duration: I had scarce begun my breakfast, when my ears were saluted with a genteel whistle, and the noise of a pair of slippers descending the staircase; and soon after I beheld a contrast to my former prospect, being a very beauish gentleman, with a huge laced hat on, as big as Pistol's in the play; a wig somewhat dishevelled, and a face which at once gave you a perfect idea of emptiness, assurance, and intemperance. The Works of Henry Fielding Edited by George Saintsbury in 12 Volumes $p Volume 12
  • Health does not consist with intemperance
  • Political intemperance is traditionally the province of the young.
  • Incontinence is a term applied only by analogy in the case of the latter; its proper concern -- as with the moral vice, which we call intemperance -- is with the former. The World's Greatest Books — Volume 13 — Religion and Philosophy
  • In short, her husband's intemperance caused her affliction.
  • Nature offers a healing medicine, and arrests the death which his intemperance has provoked.
  • But now has this little embryo strength enough to thrust itself into the world? to hold up its head, and to maintain its course to a perfect maturity, against all the assaults and batteries of intemperance; all the snares and trepans that common life lays in its way to extinguish and suppress it? Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. III.
  • All I have to impress upon you is, to beware of intemperance, which is very prevalent in this country, and when you find it convenient, to pay Government the money that was allowed you for subsistence while in prison. ' For the term of his natural life
  • Health does not consist with intemperance
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