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choler

(kŏl′ər, kō′lər)
n.
1. Anger; irritability.
2.
a. One of the four humors of ancient and medieval physiology, thought to cause anger and bad temper when present in excess; yellow bile.
b. Obsolete The quality and condition of being bilious.
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In fact, friends may be one of the most important sources of social support for older gay men (Beeler, Rawls, Herdt, & Choler, 1999).
These fluids include phlegm, choler and melancholy (Matthew 1969:115; Nutting 1976: 5).
Percy was long attracted to such despairing indictments of contemporary culture, but in Lancelot he discredits the narrator's choler and bile with the patience and charity of the soul-doctor Father John.
Hence, the meaning of "purgation" here can certainly be the same as the meaning used by Hamlet in referring to the purgation of his uncle's choler (3.
Symptoms include extreme choler, irrational remarks and behaviour, rambling, incoherent speech dominated by the word `ferals', and delusions all aggravated by the sight of dreadlocks, long hair, unconventional dress and anti-nuclear activities.
According to these doctrines the bile is the predominant factor in the development of choler or wrath" (338-339).
Burdened with his undoubted mortality, its panic and ineptitude and choler, nonetheless he saw them, through and through.
I feel I must express my residual choler after (successful) completion of my first mandatory quality review and a carefully considered reaction to the review process.
Her remarkable recent piano duet Choler (2004) and the thematically related solo piano piece Crimson (2004 - 5) are welcome additions to the keyboard repertoire that also address the developments discussed above.
Looking next at the dangerous emotions that can be evinced through literature, Craik chooses the incitement to choler for her look at Sidney's writing.
YN nechrau'r '50au cefais ben-dyn ar fy ngwar, ac roedd yn mynd yn fwy bob dydd a choler fy nghrys yn ei wneud yn waeth.
You used to come at ten o'clock, But now you come at noon A killer, a choler, a ten o'clock scholar Once came to school too soon.