What does the word immoderate mean?

Usage examples for immoderate

  1. The freedom of outdoors, the society of congenial friends, the delight of my occupation- all acted as a strong wine on my mood, and sent my spirits soaring to immoderate heights I am very much afraid I made myself a nuisance, at times, to some of the more sedate of my grown- up companions. – The Promised Land by Mary Antin
  2. The excessive costs of courts and the immoderate fees of lawyers are grievances which bulk large in every indictment drawn by town meeting or county convention. – Union and Democracy by Allen Johnson
  3. A few years ago two adventurous citizens of Washington Territory were obliged, by a sudden fog and cold storm, to spend a night near its summit, and seeking for some cave among the lava where to shelter themselves from the storm, found a fissure from which came so glowing and immoderate a heat that they could not bear its vicinity, and, as they related, were alternately frozen and scorched all night- now roasting at the volcanic fire, and again rushing out to cool themselves in the sleet and snow. – Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands by Charles Nordhoff