Phlegmatic


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Phlegmatic

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Phlegmatic is the traditional name for the personality temperament indicated by an excess of the element water.

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If Gyp had had a tail he would doubtless have wagged it, but being destitute of that vehicle for his emotions, he was like many other worthy personages, destined to appear more phlegmatic than nature had made him.
I can hardly tell you what then; the conclusion to be drawn as to your character depends upon the nature of the motives which guide your conduct; if you are patient because you expect to make something eventually out of Crimsworth, notwithstanding his tyranny, or perhaps by means of it, you are what the world calls an interested and mercenary, but may be a very wise fellow; if you are patient because you think it a duty to meet insult with submission, you are an essential sap, and in no shape the man for my money; if you are patient because your nature is phlegmatic, flat, inexcitable, and that you cannot get up to the pitch of resistance, why, God made you to be crushed; and lie down by all means, and lie flat, and let Juggernaut ride well over you.
No sign of astonishment appeared on Emil's phlegmatic face.
One of them, who bore the character of a profound observer, laid down as his opinion that this young man, so phlegmatic in appearance, must in reality be very dangerous, as under this icy exterior he was sure to conceal an ardent desire to avenge his friends, the De Witts.
He was phlegmatic, stolid to such a degree that one could not but wonder how the Revolution had any meaning to him at all.
The star-crossed pair's trip to Happily Ever After gets derailed when Neo's lovely but indecisive ex Monica (Sam Pinto) and their similarly phlegmatic son, Murphy (Alonzo Muhlach), enter the picture and introduce a melodrama fan-pandering complication.
It's no surprise that Leeds's response to their mini-slump was to jettison yet another manager although Bristol City are far more phlegmatic about their 'crisis' given that two of the losses in their current barren run were against all-conquering Manchester City.
Both the Quins and Llanelli coaching staff were in phlegmatic mood after the game.
However, director of rugby Neil Mitchell, who is also without Chad Thorne through injury, is phlegmatic about his team's prospects "We picked up a few knocks and bangs against Leicester Lions," he says, "but it was a physical game and that's the way of things at time.
He can consider himself fortunate it was the game's more phlegmatic managers on show - Neil Warnock might have slashed his tyres for not sending off the fortunate DeAndre Yedlin.
Bayliss (right) is a pretty calm and phlegmatic guy, but this latest crisis to rock English cricket has hit him hard and he is hoping a return to cricket and the focus on trying to whitewash the Windies will take minds away from the off-field issues.
Only Kieran Powell (39) and Shai Hope (29) were the only players to provide the Jason Holder-led side with some resistance as they added 56 runs during a phlegmatic third-wicket stand.