"Well, then," he said, "I hope you are good-tempered; I do not like any one next door who bites."
John does all he can to please her, and James does all he can, and our master never uses a whip if a horse acts right; so I think she might be good-tempered here.
He was quite good-tempered
, a little amused, but his indifference was obvious.
In reality, however, she was intensely aware of Lydgate's voice and movements; and her pretty good-tempered
air of unconsciousness was a studied negation by which she satisfied her inward opposition to him without compromise of propriety.
And these vagaries are the harder to bear patiently, as becomes a man and an officer, because no sailor is really good-tempered
during the first few days of a voyage.
As she grew up, a sound English education corrected in a great measure her French defects; and when she left school, I found in her a pleasing and obliging companion: docile, good-tempered
, and well-principled.
My landlady, though a very good-tempered
woman, had, I suppose, some of this pride in her composition, for Jones had scarce ended his request, when she fell upon him with a certain weapon, which, though it be neither long, nor sharp, nor hard, nor indeed threatens from its appearance with either death or wound, hath been however held in great dread and abhorrence by many wise men--nay, by many brave ones; insomuch, that some who have dared to look into the mouth of a loaded cannon, have not dared to look into a mouth where this weapon was brandished; and rather than run the hazard of its execution, have contented themselves with making a most pitiful and sneaking figure in the eyes of all their acquaintance.
She was nothing more than a mere good-tempered
, civil and obliging young woman; as such we could scarcely dislike here--she was only an Object of Contempt--.
She thought he was really good-tempered
, and could fancy his entering into a plan of that sort most pleasantly.
"Don't be angry, my good man," said Cornelius, with his good-tempered
smile, "the worst thing for a fracture is excitement, by which the blood is heated."
He said Ronald Reagan was the most pleasant politician he had interviewed, describing him as "just a thoroughly nice, good-tempered
One of them, who looked about twenty, had a singularly good-tempered
and lively look, and laughed with every muscle of his body, as he looked at us with a critical eye, and said inquiringly: 'Yankee?