It was recognized that the inheritance of future generations was being recklessly sacrificed to satisfy the immoderate desire for profit.
That local taxation as a whole, though susceptible of some redistribution, is neither immoderate nor burdensome.
Earthing up therefore prevents these injuries, but where practised to an immoderate extent it materially reduces the produce of tubers.
A desultory sequence of ideas, an excessive vagueness and indirectness of expression, a peculiar and abnormal latinity, a constant tendency to exaggeration, and an immoderate indulgence in learned and literary allusions - all these are obstacles lying in the way of a study of Propertius.
Cursed with such immoderate fluency Lydgate could not sustain himself at the highest level of artistic excellence; and, though imbued with a sense of the essentials of poetry, and eager to prove himself in its various manifestations, he stinted himself of the self-discipline necessary to perfection of form.