Many Indians regard it as a quasi-mythical place, a land of lush hills, temperate climate, martial men, and handsome women.
No wonder that our top three airports are also in temperate climes.
From a lazy young man about town, I had become active, energetic, temperate, and above all—oh, above all else—ambitious.
Oregonians suffer through them in anticipation of the blissfully sunny and temperate summer.
Houston, where I have been working as a consultant, hardly qualifies as one of the most physically attractive or temperate cities.
Here in the temperate zone, we find coal and iron ore on the surface of the soil; we have but to stoop and take them.
Not a hand was raised—for his worst enemies could not deny that he was temperate and frugal.
But, I said, a temperate state will be a well-ordered state.
He was temperate in his rationalism and thrifty in his philanthropy.
They swung at corners and made "ladies' change" all through the temperate zone.
late 14c., of persons, "modest, forbearing, self-restrained," from Latin temperatus "restrained, regulated," from past participle of temperare "to moderate, regulate" (see temper (v.)). Applied to climates mid-15c.; temperate zone is attested from 1550s. Related: Temperately; temperateness.
temperate tem·per·ate (těm'pər-ĭt, těm'prĭt)
Exercising moderation and self-restraint.