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    Cromwellian temperament =?

    The Duke of Edinburgh also clearly enjoyed Miss Bruni's company, while even Gordon Brown discarded his otherwise Cromwellian temperament to welcome the French first lady with much accord.
    1. Cromwellian temperament =bad temperament?

    I learned there's a history figure name Cromwell in Britain. Is the phrase related to him, who is supposed to had a bad temper? Is it appropriate if I use this word to describe an American or Chinese?

    2. otherwise = different?

    3. with accord = with spontaneous or voluntary desire to take a certain action = with pleasure?


    Thanks in advance!


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    Re: Cromwellian temperament =?

    Cromwellian temperament : puritanical, with no time for romanticism, gallantry, or even pleasantries - very stern, sombre, and irascible.


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    Re: Cromwellian temperament =?

    And humourless

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    Re: Cromwellian temperament =?

    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow402 View Post
    1. Cromwellian temperament =bad temperament?

    I learned there's a history figure name Cromwell in Britain. Is the phrase related to him, who is supposed to had a bad temper? Is it appropriate if I use this word to describe an American or Chinese? Yes. Whoever matches the description.

    2. otherwise = different? Yes, but not alwyas. NOT if otherwise is used as a conjuction.
    Phone home, otherwise your parents will start to worry.



    3. with accord = with spontaneous or voluntary desire to take a certain action = with pleasure?Did you mean with one accord?
    If people do something with one accord, they do it together and in complete agreement.

    Thanks in advance!
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    Re: Cromwellian temperament =?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    And humourless
    Even the Broonites in Private Eye fails to raise a chuckle.


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    Re: Cromwellian temperament =?

    Hi all, thanks for your answers.


    Hi Banderas,

    My question about the " accord" is in the following context.

    The Duke of Edinburgh also clearly enjoyed Miss Bruni's company, while even Gordon Brown discarded his otherwise Cromwellian temperament to welcome the French first lady with much accord.
    What's the meaning of " with much accord"? Thank you!

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    #8

    Re: Cromwellian temperament =?

    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow402 View Post
    Hi all, thanks for your answers.

    Hi Banderas,

    My question about the " accord" is in the following context.
    I must have overlooked it in your original post.

    The Duke of Edinburgh also clearly enjoyed Miss Bruni's company, while even Gordon Brown discarded his usual Cromwellian temperament to welcome the French first lady (as the Duke of Edinburgh did).


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    Re: Cromwellian temperament =?

    Banderas,

    It is a small fry. Don't worry. Thank you very much for your reply again.

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