Open access to information beyond that available in the pulpit has already had a moderating effect on the stability of faith.
LePage is up for re-election this year and has shown no signs of restraining his rhetoric or moderating his personality.
Hester is a longtime researcher on evidence-based methods of moderating drinking.
The once fearsome Palestinian Liberation Organization is, relatively, a moderating force on the West Bank.
But this isn't on a field trip with teachers who are moderating.
But,” he added, moderating his utterance, “when they succeed––who gets anything out of it but the dog?
But it kept ON moderating, and in a precious little while it was 'most too moderate.
Looking around him, he was alarmed to find himself solitary, and conceived the idea of strengthening his power by moderating it.
Her influence was on the whole a moderating and prudent force.
Instead of moderating his drink, he pours it down more rapidly than ever, glass follows glass with reckless energy.
late 14c., originally of weather and other physical conditions, from Latin moderatus "within bounds, observing moderation;" figuratively "modest, restrained," past participle of moderari "to regulate, mitigate, restrain, temper, set a measure, keep (something) within measure," related to modus "measure," from PIE *med-es-, from base *med- (see medical (adj.)). The notion is "keeping within due measure." In English, of persons from early 15c.; of opinions from 1640s; of prices from 1904. Related: Moderateness.
early 15c., "to abate excessiveness;" from Latin moderatus, past participle of moderari (see moderate (adj.)). Meaning "to preside over a debate" is first attested 1570s. Related: Moderated; moderating.
"one who holds moderate opinions on controversial subjects," 1794, from moderate (adj.). Related: Moderatism; -moderantism.