moderation


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Synonyms for moderation

Synonyms for moderation

avoidance of extremes of opinion, feeling, or personal conduct

Synonyms for moderation

quality of being moderate and avoiding extremes

the trait of avoiding excesses

the action of lessening in severity or intensity

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We cannot have two Agathas, and we must have one Cottager's wife; and I am sure I set her the example of moderation myself in being satisfied with the old Butler.
These temper the heat of summer, so that in the shade no one is incommoded by perspiration; they also soften the rigors of winter, and produce such a moderation in the climate, that the inhabitants can wear the same dress throughout the year.
The even carriage between two factions, proceedeth not always of moderation, but of a trueness to a man's self, with end to make use of both.
When the power is in the hands of part of the community only, it is an oligarchy and this also admits of different customs; for whenever the officers of the state are chosen out of those who have a moderate fortune, and these from that circumstance are many, and when they depart not from that line which the law has laid down, but carefully follow it, and when all within the census are eligible, certainly it is then an oligarchy, but founded on true principles of government [1298b] from its moderation.
It had once or twice crossed his mind that possibly there was some deficiency in Dorothea to account for the moderation of his abandonment; but he was unable to discern the deficiency, or to figure to himself a woman who would have pleased him better; so that there was clearly no reason to fall back upon but the exaggerations of human tradition.
I'm a Grit myself in moderation, but there's no moderation about Marshall.
The moderation with which old age is pictured by Cephalus as a very tolerable portion of existence is characteristic, not only of him, but of Greek feeling generally, and contrasts with the exaggeration of Cicero in the De Senectute.
This moderation towards those who are in error is one of the most characteristic features of Socrates in the Republic.
But I have heard that, with some persons, temperance - that is, moderation - is almost impossible; and if abstinence be an evil
In fact, it is possible for a third person to be very intimate, nay even to live long in the same house, with a married couple, who have any tolerable discretion, and not even guess at the sour sentiments which they bear to each other: for though the whole day may be sometimes too short for hatred, as well as for love; yet the many hours which they naturally spend together, apart from all observers, furnish people of tolerable moderation with such ample opportunity for the enjoyment of either passion, that, if they love, they can support being a few hours in company without toying, or if they hate, without spitting in each other's faces.
That, however, is--MEDIOCRITY, though it be called moderation.
I was astonished at the sincerity and temper of this pious Papist, as much as I was oppressed by the power of his reasoning; and it presently occurred to my thoughts, that if such a temper was universal, we might be all Catholic Christians, whatever Church or particular profession we joined in; that a spirit of charity would soon work us all up into right principles; and as he thought that the like charity would make us all Catholics, so I told him I believed, had all the members of his Church the like moderation, they would soon all be Protestants.
I agree, that it is a disease like everything that exceeds moderation.
The agreement, signed by Secretary General of The Moderation Assembly for Thought and Culture Marwan Faouri and Chairman of Mayar Media International's board of directors Samih Abu Shanab, aims at highlighting the true teachings of the Islamic faith.
Jasmine Malik, founder of the UK moderation company Tempero, said: 'Online safety is something that we all need to take responsibility for -from the providers of chatrooms to moderation companies like us.