Eschew vs Temperately - What's the difference?
As a verb eschew
is (formal) to avoid; to shun, to shy away from.
As an adverb temperately is
in a thoughtfully measured or regulated manner, eschewing extremes.
(formal) To avoid; to shun, to shy away from.
* The verb is not normally applied to the avoidance or shunning of a person or physical object, but rather, only to the avoidance or shunning of an idea, concept, or other intangible.
*: What cannot be eschew’d must be embrac’d.
* 1927 ,
*: He could afford no servants, and would admit but few visitors to his absolute solitude; eschewing close friendships and receiving his rare acquaintances in one of the three ground-floor rooms which he kept in order.
In a thoughtfully measured or regulated manner, eschewing extremes.
- 1601' ''My pulse, as yours, doth ' temperately keep time,
- ''And makes as healthful music: it is not madness
- ''That I have utter'd: bring me to the test,
- ''And I the matter will re-word; which madness
- Would gambol from.'' — Shakespeare, ''Hamlet , Act 3, Scene 4.