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Proper noun[edit]


  1. A male given name.
    • 1988, Harold M. Schmeck Jr., "Family Tree of AIDS Viruses Is Viewed as 37 to 80 Years Old", The New York Times, 9 June 1988:
      The two known human AIDS viruses are evolving at a rapid rate equivalent to that of influenza viruses, said Dr. Temple F. Smith of Harvard's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, an author of a new report on the AIDS virus family tree.
    • 1992, "Sweetwater senator wants tobacco industry to pay", The Victoria Advocate, 11 July 1992:
      Temple Dickson, D-Sweetwater, in a broad attack against cigarette companies, said the bill was needed so that taxpayers will not be paying for diseases caused by cigarettes.
    • 2002, Tom Fleming, "A Wild Ride", Boys' Life, March 2002:
      Bud Abernathy was 10 years old and Temple Abernathy 6 when the brothers from Cross Roads, Okla., decided they wanted to take a trip to New York — by themselves, on horseback — to see ex-President Theodore Roosevelt.
    • 2003, Joost Smiers, Arts Under Pressure: Protecting Cultural Diversity in the Age of Globalisation, Zed Books (2005), →ISBN, page 94:
      With evident pleasure Temple Hauptfleisch presents the variety of theatrical forms to be found in the 'new' South Africa: [] He distinguishes eight categories of forms on the theatrical menu in South Africa: []
    • 2011, Barbara J. Becker, Unravelling Starlight: William and Margaret Huggins and the Rise of the New Astronomy, Cambridge University Press (2011), →ISBN, page 91:
      In the 1840s, astronomer Temple Chevallier (1794-1873) experimented with placing a small metal disc in the focus of his telescope's eyepiece to produce an artificial eclipse that would make the protuberances visible on any clear day.
  2. A female given name.
    • 1994, Tracy Bertman, "Cancer survivors celebrate life, dreams, The News, 6 June 1994:
      Temple Hayes, 35, a minister with the Church of Religious Science of West Palm Beach, told the survivors that support and a positive attitude are important in fighting any type of disease.
      "In today's times, it is essential that people come together and support each other with like-minded experiences," she said.
    • 2006, Stephen M. Shore & Linda G. Rastelli, Understanding Autism for Dummies, Wiley Publishing, Inc. (2006), →ISBN, page 346:
      Dr. Temple Grandin, a university professor who has autism, has plenty of expertise and personal experience with autism, which gives her a unique perspective on the information available.
    • 2007, Kathryn Morris, Debora Richey, & Cathy Thomas, Fullerton, Arcadia Publishing (2007), →ISBN, page 6 (image caption):
      [] including the 1925 silent film Peacock Feathers, based on the bestselling novel of the same name written by Temple Bailey (1885-1953).
  3. A surname​.
  4. Any of several towns in the United States or United Kingdom.
  5. The Temple in Jerusalem