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intemperance

INTEM'PERANCE, n. [L. intemperantia.]

1. In a general sense, want of moderation or due restraint; excess in any kind of action or indulgence; any exertion of body or mind, or any indulgence of appetites or passions which is injurious to the person or contrary to morality; as intemperance in study or in labor, in eating or drinking, or in any other gratification. Hence, appropriately and emphatically,

2. Habitual indulgence in drinking spirituous liquors,with or without intoxication.

Should a foreign army land on our shores, to levy such a tax upon us as intemperance levies--no mortal power could resist the swelling tide of indignation that would overwhelm it.



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INTEM'PERANCE, n. [L. intemperantia.]

1. In a general sense, want of moderation or due restraint; excess in any kind of action or indulgence; any exertion of body or mind, or any indulgence of appetites or passions which is injurious to the person or contrary to morality; as intemperance in study or in labor, in eating or drinking, or in any other gratification. Hence, appropriately and emphatically,

2. Habitual indulgence in drinking spirituous liquors,with or without intoxication.

Should a foreign army land on our shores, to levy such a tax upon us as intemperance levies--no mortal power could resist the swelling tide of indignation that would overwhelm it.

IN-TEM'PER-ANCE, n. [Fr. from L. intemperantia.]

  1. In a general sense, want of moderation or due restraint; excess in any kind of action or indulgence; any exertion of body or mind, or any indulgence of appetites or passions which is injurious to the person or contrary to morality; as, intemperance in study or in labor, in eating or drinking, or in any other gratification. Hence, appropriately and emphatically.
  2. Habitual indulgence in drinking spirituous liquors, with or without intoxication. Should a foreign army land on our shores, to levy such a tax upon us as intemperance levies – no mortal power could resist the swelling tide of indignation that would overwhelm it. L. Beecher.

In*tem"per*ance
  1. The act of becoming, or state of being, intemperate; excess in any kind of action or indulgence; any immoderate indulgence of the appetites or passions.

    God is in every creature; be cruel toward none, neither abuse any by intemperance. Jer. Taylor.

    Some, as thou sawest, by violent stroke shall die,
    By fire, flood, famine, by intemperance more
    In meats and drinks.
    Milton.

  2. Specifically: Habitual or excessive indulgence in alcoholic liquors.
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Intemperance

INTEM'PERANCE, noun [Latin intemperantia.]

1. In a general sense, want of moderation or due restraint; excess in any kind of action or indulgence; any exertion of body or mind, or any indulgence of appetites or passions which is injurious to the person or contrary to morality; as intemperance in study or in labor, in eating or drinking, or in any other gratification. Hence, appropriately and emphatically,

2. Habitual indulgence in drinking spirituous liquors, with or without intoxication.

Should a foreign army land on our shores, to levy such a tax upon us as intemperance levies--no mortal power could resist the swelling tide of indignation that would overwhelm it.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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PARAM'ETER, n. [ Gr.]

1. The latus rectum of a parabola. It is a third proportional to the abscissa and any ordinate, so that the square of the ordinate is always equal to the rectangle under the parameter and abscissa; but in the ellipsis and hyperbola it has a different proportion.

2. In conic sections, a third proportional to any diameter and its conjugate. In the parabola, a third proportional to any absciss and its ordinate.

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