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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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0 IT was a performance typical of the man; sitting unruffled, smilingly phlegmatically and telling his inquisitors about the need for a sense of perspective.
Asked what was going through his mind after scoring the winner, Kerr phlegmatically said: "Nowt really, it's a game of football and thankfully we won.
Granovskii accepted this pronouncement "phlegmatically." See Vetrinskii [Cheshikhin], "T.
Their adventure over, they descended and phlegmatically marched themselves back to captivity.
"His nose broke," said Cedric phlegmatically. "That all."
The player, who spent much of yesterday travelling backwards and forwards between Birmingham and Paris in order to fulfil the mysterious work permit criteria ("I've got a good book," he said phlegmatically), knows many far more active days lie ahead of him.
As for the suggestion that they can and will control the gold markets, he phlegmatically replies that all commodity markets are influenced by major players, and it would be naive to think that the gold market is any different.
Most noble deputies appear to have accepted their losses phlegmatically, seeing them as the cost to pay for maintaining social order and, in a strangely Benthamite way, contributing to the greatest happiness of the greatest number.
Although the Vietnamese are threatened and perturbed by American artillery, Buckley says phlegmatically that the noise of the guns makes him "fall asleep more easily." (10) Buckley is inured to the sounds of the war.
Geard's wife and daughters presently return home to find him sitting in his armchair, phlegmatically drinking some gin.