Moods


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Moods


a temperament characterized by cyclic alterations of mood between elation and depression. — cyclothyme, n. — cyclothymic, adj.
a state or mood of dissatisfaction, restlessness, or anxiety. — dysphoric, adj.
a state or mood of well being, whether natural or induced. — euphoric, adj.
the state or quality of being excessively gloomy. — morbid, adj.
the quality or state of being sarcastic or caustic. — mordant, adj.
the quality or state of being excessively sullen or gloomy. — morose, adj.
a state or quality of full confidence or absolute certainty.
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exclaimed the boy, looking at her with much admiration, though he privately thought she would have good reason to be a trifle afraid of the old gentleman, if she met hem in some of his moods.
Young Andrews, not being acquainted with the moods of the great man, added cheerfully: "By one o'clock, anyway.
But the several moods of feeling, faintly as they were marked, through which he had passed, occurring in so brief an interval of time, had evidently wearied the stranger.
But she has no great tenderness even in her best of moods, and, sooner or later -- oftener soon than late -- is apt to fling off her nestlings with a scratch of her claw, a dab of her beak, or a rankling wound from her barbed arrows.
At the hour I now speak of she had joined me, under pressure, on the terrace, where, with the lapse of the season, the afternoon sun was now agreeable; and we sat there together while, before us, at a distance, but within call if we wished, the children strolled to and fro in one of their most manageable moods.
But poorly could I withstand them, much as in other moods I was almost ready to smile at the solemn whimsicalities of that outlandish prophet of the wharves.
I loved to feel his hand on my neck, and arched my crest proudly and happily; but I stood very still, for I knew all his moods, and when he liked me to be quiet, and when gay.
After that she learned to weep silently--their moods so seldom came together now
Emmeline, in her child-like simplicity, was half afraid of the dark moods of Cassy.
He has got more moods, and more different kinds of feelings than other creatures; and, mind you, whatever a bluejay feels, he can put into language.
At last her ramblings ceased altogether, and her countenance began to clear--a welcome sight to Tom, who had learned her moods, and knew she was on the threshold of good humor now.
Tom got more cuffs and kisses that day -- according to Aunt Polly's varying moods -- than he had earned before in a year; and he hardly knew which expressed the most gratefulness to God and affection for himself.