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phlegmatic

 [fleg-mat´ik]
of dull and sluggish temperament.

phleg·mat·ic

(fleg-mat'ik),
Relating to the heavy one of the four ancient Greek humors (see phlegm), and therefore calm, apathetic, unexcitable.
[G. phlegmatikos, relating to phlegm]

phleg·mat·ic

(fleg-mat'ik)
A term derived from the Greek theory of temperaments or humors; phlegm is the heaviest, so this temperaments is therefore calm, apathetic, unexcitable.
[G. phlegmatikos, relating to phlegm]
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Playing partner Craig Parry quipped that 'if he waited long enough the tide would go out' - and Van de Velde's wonderfully phlegmatic wife Brigitte, standing at greenside, laughed.
Taping Phlegmatic in Four Temperaments with Bolender for the Balanchine Foundation was a great challenge, as well as a reminder of the effect of time's passage on NYCB repertory.
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Paola Cantalupo, partnered by boyish Peter Lewton in the "Third Theme," renders elegant phrasing, as does Bernice Coppieters in "Choleric." Jean Charles Gil, backed by six women in "Melancholic" and Raphael Coumes-Marquet, with four in "Phlegmatic," attack the stretchy, expansive movement with daring athleticism.
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