Moderate in a sentence

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Definition of Moderate

  • Kept within due bounds; observing reasonable limits; not excessive, extreme, violent, or rigorous; limited; restrained
  • Limited in quantity; sparing; temperate; frugal; as, moderate in eating or drinking; a moderate table.
  • Limited in degree of activity, energy, or excitement; reasonable; calm; slow; as, moderate language; moderate endeavors.
  • Not extreme in opinion, in partisanship, and the like; as, a moderate Calvinist; a moderate Republican.
  • Not violent or rigorous; temperate; mild; gentle; as, a moderate winter.
  • Limited as to degree of progress; as, to travel at moderate speed.
  • Limited as to the degree in which a quality, principle, or faculty appears; as, an infusion of moderate strength; a man of moderate abilities.
  • Limited in scope or effects; as, a reformation of a moderate kind.
  • One of a party in the Church of Scotland in the 18th century, and part of the 19th, professing moderation in matters of church government, in discipline, and in doctrine.
  • To restrain from excess of any kind; to reduce from a state of violence, intensity, or excess; to keep within bounds; to make temperate; to lessen; to allay; to repress; to temper; to qualify; as, to moderate rage, action, desires, etc.; to moderate heat or wind.
  • To preside over, direct, or regulate, as a public meeting or a discussion; as, to moderate a synod; to moderate a debate.
  • To become less violent, severe, rigorous, or intense; as, the wind has moderated.
  • To preside as a moderator.
  • a person who takes a position in the political center
  • make less fast or intense
  • make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else
  • preside over
  • make less strong or intense; soften
  • make less severe or harsh
  • lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
  • being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme

How to use moderate in a sentence. Moderate pronunciation.

Louise received Mr. Bilton's name with moderate interest.
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Where she had left a reception-room such as any suburban lady in moderate circumstances might be proud of; she now beheld a mere mass of unrecognisable furniture, heaped on what had once been a carpet, amid dripping walls and under a grimed ceiling.
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Her family, a large one, had fallen of late years from a position of moderate comfort into sheer struggle for subsistence.
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When they assembled at table, Mr. Lord had recovered his moderate cheerfulness.
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I have something more moderate in view.
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There was sprightly conversation, in which the host, obviously glad of his wife's absence, took a moderate part.
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Nancy made him moderate his pace, which was too quick for her.
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To all this Nancy listened with only moderate interest; as often as not, she failed to understand the details which should have excited her wonder.
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Just find me something convenient and moderate, will you?
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Mary could not but regard this as a healthy symptom, and she suggested tasks that called for moderate effort.
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So he lived, for his own part, on a pound a week, and informed Ada through his solicitor that she must be satisfied with a certain very moderate allowance.
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It seemed to him very probable that she had but a moderate income; perhaps she was not free from anxieties on that score.
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Once or twice a temptation flashed across her mind; if she secretly found a publisher, and if her novel achieved moderate success (she might alter the title), would not Tarrant forgive her for acting against his advice?
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For these, he was to substitute a smile like a damp sunbeam, a moderate curl of the upper lip, and the all-speaking and perpetual shrug of the shoulders.
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This, with an eulogistic peroration on the moral qualities of the Vraibleusians and the political importance of Vraibleusia, would, he had no doubt, not only save his neck, but even gain him a moderate pension.
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At last, well satisfied that the boat would ride out the moderate blow, Harriet entered the cabin and extinguishing the lamp prepared for bed, leaving only the solitary anchor light outside to dispel the gloom.
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They answered the salute with three cheers, then Billy pulled the scow up to her former anchorage, and in a few moments she lay rolling easily in a moderate swell, safe, though considerably strained from her wild voyage across a lake that many larger and more seaworthy boats would have hesitated to brave.
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For that purpose a determined and highly organized body of moderate dimensions may outweigh a body ten times as numerous and ten times as representative of the community.
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But I submit that it is at least highly probable that one very great cause of this extraordinary and deplorable state of things is the atmosphere of reprobation which in America has so long surrounded the practice of moderate drinking.
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But in toils so great, and so great a magnitude of deeds, and multitude of miracles, his self-esteem is as moderate as if he were in dignity the least of all men.
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Examples of Moderate

Example #1
But she dropped the subject, and seemed to reconcile herself to domestic pleasures.
Example #2
It was on the evening of this day that Emmeline received a letter which gave her much annoyance.
Example #3
It was a sorry sight.
Example #4
When she had recovered her senses Emmeline took this advice, and, leaving the nurse by the child's cot, went down to survey the ruin of her property.
Example #5
Jessica, armed with certificates of examinational prowess, got work as a visiting governess.
Example #6
She threw her books down upon a chair, and opened some pages of scrawled manuscript, talking hurriedly in a thin falsetto.