• WordNet 3.6
    • v attemper modify the temperature of "attemper the air"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Attemper To accommodate; to make suitable; to adapt. "Arts . . . attempered to the lyre."
    • Attemper To mix in just proportion; to regulate; as, a mind well attempered with kindness and justice.
    • Attemper To reduce, modify, or moderate, by mixture; to temper; to regulate, as temperature. "If sweet with bitter . . . were not attempered still."
    • Attemper To soften, mollify, or moderate; to soothe; to temper; as, to attemper rigid justice with clemency.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • attemper To reduce, modify, or moderate by mixture: as, to attemper spirits by diluting them with water.
    • attemper To soften, mollify, or moderate: as, to attemper justice with clemency.
    • attemper To mix in just proportion; regulate.
    • attemper To accommodate; fit or make suitable.
    • attemper [In all its uses nearly obsolete, temper being generally used.]
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Attemper at-tem′pėr to mix in due proportion: to modify or moderate: to adapt
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. atemprer, fr. L. attemperare,; ad, + temperare, to soften, temper. See Temper, and cf. Attemperate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. atemprer—L. attemperāread, to, and temperāre. See Temper.


In literature:

For nobility attempers sovereignty, and draws the eyes of the people, somewhat aside from the line royal.
"Essays" by Francis Bacon
But the spirit of rapine and revenge was attempered by the milder influence of trade and literature.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 5" by Edward Gibbon
So genially attempered, so warm, was life become, in the land of which Pliny had spoken as scarcely dry land at all.
"Imaginary Portraits" by Walter Pater
So genially attempered, so warm, was life become, in the land of which Pliny had spoken as scarcely dry land at all.
"Imaginary Portraits" by Walter Horatio Pater
But as it subsided he felt himself suddenly cool, firm, attempered.
"The Valley of Decision" by Edith Wharton
Ile not attemp to describe the seens of that grate night.
"The Complete Works of Artemus Ward" by Charles Farrar Browne (AKA Artemus Ward)
I sall go down eef you 'low me to mak ze attemp.
"The American Baron" by James De Mille
Every thing is calm and serene; the light is attempered to its new and feeble vision.
"Catharine" by Nehemiah Adams
Of his answer we require you to advertise us with all diligence, for according thereunto we intend to attemper our proceedings.
"The Reign of Henry the Eighth, Volume 1 (of 3)" by James Anthony Froude
From his childhood Luther was thus trained and attempered to fear God, reverence truth and honesty, and hate hypocrisy and lies.
"Luther and the Reformation:" by Joseph A. Seiss

In poetry:

Still flashing, and still changing,
Attemper'd soft and bright,
Through each expression ranging,
From pity to delight.
"Vignette - VI" by Matilda Betham
The mellow light the lake aslant,
The pebbled margin's ripple-chant
Attempered and low-toned,
The tender mystery owned.
"The Maids Of Attitash" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Derrick Beverly, 37, of Jersey City, has been charged with multiple counts of aggravated assault on police officers and attemping to disarm police officers.
Here is is one from the 2012 graduation season that stands out for attemping to impart a real life lesson — how not to give up — with humor.
The driver of the car was charged with attemped murder of a police officer.
Following recent news that Barrino, 26, attemped to commit suicide, a new report from the National Enquirer says she's pregnant with her married boyfriend Antwaun Cook's child.
Rain derailed the first two attemp.
Carleo attemped, but failed, a real-life Oceans Eleven heist.
Congressman Mike Pence isn't bashful about standing up to Dems in an attemp.
Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta tags out Cleveland Indians' Jason Kipnis on an attemped steal in the ninth inning in Detroit, Sept 4, 2012.
Registered sex offender Michael William Dahl was arrested Thursday night after a Oregon State trooper saw him attemping to break into a car in Hammond.
New Mexico braces with all their might for the fire and brimstone unholiness that is gay marriage attemps on Valentine's Day.
There's something the media left out in coverage of a Yemeni man who attemp.

In science:

There were also various attemps to find black hole solutions on the brane (for a recent review see ).
No Swiss-cheese universe on the brane
Many attemps have been made at trying to break the conformal invarince dynamically so as to obtain Einstein gravity as a phenomenological theory.
Can Conformal Weyl Gravity be Considered a Viable Cosmological Theory?
This is the reason why the possibilities of large deviations from weak screening have been investigated by several authors, expecially as an attemp to avoid or mitigate the “solar neutrino problem”, see e.g. and references therein.
Helioseismology and solar neutrinos: an update
The first attemps made in order to explain these results, first in terms of classical response and secondly relating the experiments to sample heating due to the laser, failed.
Photon-assisted transport in semiconductor nanostructures
However, in the earlier attemps, in generating this state, half of the initial photon flux was lost and the efficiency loophole could not be eliminated even in principle .
Experimental tests of hidden variable theories from dBB to Stochastic Electrodynamics