Phlegmatic temperament

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(Old Physiol.) lymphatic temperament. See under Lymphatic.

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Barkis) to say - he being, as I observed in a former chapter, of a phlegmatic temperament, and not at all conversational - I offered him a cake as a mark of attention, which he ate at one gulp, exactly like an elephant, and which made no more impression on his big face than it would have done on an elephant's.
England are keen to have him back and his phlegmatic temperament has seen him pinned as a potential future opener.
He has blossomed significantly since, making his breakthrough last year with two victories and gaining Ryder Cup honours where his arrow-straight driving and phlegmatic temperament brought him a rare American success in the singles.
Some character psychologists have credited Kant for redeeming the phlegmatic temperament for its intellectually productive lack of affect.
The 28-year- old has travelled those roads before with his home town club and is,in any case,blessed with a phlegmatic temperament that has served him well on the big occasions.
Trescothick is deservedly a leading candidate to take over from Hussain because of his phlegmatic temperament and belligerent strokeplay.
If he can add a big hundred to his phlegmatic temperament, we could be looking at the next England captain here.
It should be noted, however, that the Mick Easterby-trained runner is of rare phlegmatic temperament.