What does the word intemperance mean?

Usage examples for intemperance

  1. Then no intemperance or madness should be allowed to approach true love? – Plato's Republic by Plato
  2. Of course both wife and daughter asserted that his mere maintenance was no burden on them at all- as in truth it was not when compared with the intolerable weight of his intemperance- and they did their best to soothe him. – Charlie to the Rescue by R.M. Ballantyne
  3. A question which is one of the most difficult of all the problems of social institution, political economy, and statesmanship they treat with unreasoning intemperance of thought and language. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various