Contentedly vs Temperately - What's the difference?
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Contentedly is a related term of temperately.
As adverbs the difference between contentedly and temperately
is that contentedly
is in a contented manner while temperately
is in a thoughtfully measured or regulated manner, eschewing extremes.
In a contented manner.
The Mirror and the Lamp
, passage=“[…] This is Mr. Churchill, who, as you are aware, is good enough to come to us for his diaconate, and, as we hope, for much longer; and being a gentleman of independent means, he declines to take any payment.” Saying this Walden rubbed his hands together and smiled contentedly
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.