Choleric


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Choleric

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Choleric is the traditional name for the personality temperament indicated by an excess of the element fire.

References in classic literature ?
On hearing this the regimental commander hung his head, silently shrugged his shoulders, and spread out his arms with a choleric gesture.
'What the devil's the good of an alderman?' returned the choleric old gentleman.
As it was clear that he was a choleric fellow in some respects, Mr Swiveller was relieved to find him in such good humour, and, to encourage him in it, smiled himself.
That he might make his appearance before his mistress in the true style of a cavalier, he borrowed a horse from the farmer with whom he was domiciliated, a choleric old Dutchman of the name of Hans Van Ripper, and, thus gallantly mounted, issued forth like a knight- errant in quest of adventures.
He put me in mind of a choleric fellow, who, after trying in vain to communicated a secret to a deaf man, all at once flies into a passion and screams it out so that every one may hear.
O listen to him; other men like thee Have thankless children and are choleric, But yielding to persuasion's gentle spell They let their savage mood be exorcised.
And as his temperament was choleric there were fellows who were actually afraid of him.
A choleric melancholy to be specific," she describes herself.
Librarians can use the website to analyze the temperaments that were used during Turner's lifetime to describe moods, such as sanguine, choleric, phlegmatic, melancholic, sublime, and joyful.
Historian Skolnik observed that whenever the Philippine Assembly made choleric demands for immediate independence, President Taft hurriedly sought the help of the American Catholic Church, through the auspices of James Cardinal Gibbons.
She listed the four different personality types as sanguine, choleric, melancholic, and phlegmatic, through which parents can understand their children, as well as know the kind of course that would suit them in life.
I hear that all over the village people are enraged, angry, exasperated, indignant, choleric, exacerbated, splenetic, piqued, irascible and very united in the show, exhibition and declaration of displeasure in the treatment meted down upon our one and only Alhaji One-Touche.