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Word: equable

Definition: tranquil; of even calm temper; (of temperature) steady; uniform


Sentences Containing 'equable'

I took particular pleasure in this breaking of ground, for in almost all latitudes men dig into the earth for an equable temperature.
My rooms were engaged for twelve months certain: and though I still found them dreary of an evening, and the evenings long, I could settle down into a state of equable low spirits, and resign myself to coffee; which I seem, on looking back, to have taken by the gallon at about this period of my existence.
She preserved an equable cheerfulness in the midst of her sympathy, which was not the least astonishing part of the change that had come over her.
Similar cases occurring with insects under natural conditions have lately been discussed with much ability by Mr. Walsh, who has grouped them under his law of equable variability.
When I undrew the curtains and looked out of bed, I saw him, in an equable temperature of respectability, unaffected by the east wind of January, and not even breathing frostily, standing my boots right and left in the first dancing position, and blowing specks of dust off my coat as he laid it down like a baby.

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