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  1. A male given name from Latin.
    • 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 from Latin.
    • 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. Places in the United Kingdom:
    1. A suburb of Glasgow, Scotland (OS grid ref NS5469).
    2. A village in Midlothian council area, Scotland (OS grid ref NT3158).
    3. A village on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, England (OS grid ref SX1473).
  5. Places in the United States:
    1. A city in Carroll County and Haralson County, Georgia, United States.
    2. An unincorporated community in Crawford County, Indiana, United States.
    3. A town in Franklin County, Maine, United States.
    4. An unincorporated community in Clare County, Michigan, United States.
    5. A town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States.
    6. A ghost town in Williams County, North Dakota, United States.
    7. A town in Cotton County, Oklahoma, United States.
    8. A census-designated place in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States.
    9. A city in Bell County, Texas, United States.
  6. A neighbourhood of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
  7. (Judaism, Christianity, historical) Any of the former chief temples to YHWH in Jerusalem, particularly Solomon's Temple.
  8. Either of two of the Inns of Court in London (the Inner Temple and the Middle Temple), built on a site once occupied by the Knights Templar.
    • 1860, Ellen Wood, East Lynne, Penguin 2005, p. 5:
      Up to his five-and-twentieth year he had been industrious and steady, had kept his terms in the Temple, and studied late and early.