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He was cold-blooded and generally disliked by the men under him.

I like him tremendously, in spite of his cold-blooded confession, and past record.

Her innocent little Vada in the arms of this cold-blooded assassin!

Nobody knows that but us three and that cold-blooded fish, Alston Choate.

Is it the turf and its teachings to which this crafty and cold-blooded spirit is owing?

An unexampled, cold-blooded treachery, awful, incomprehensible.

Don't dawdle, then, damn you for a cold-blooded staff-coxcomb!

Which means, sir, that your cold-blooded reflections are against the project?

Yes, he is cold-blooded as a wild-cat and cruel as a soft bullet.

How can you speak in such a cold-blooded way of your uncle's death?

WORD ORIGIN

also cold blooded; 1590s, of persons, "without emotion, unfeeling;" of actions, from 1828. The phrase refers to the old notion that blood temperature rose with excitement. In the literal sense, of reptiles, etc., from c.1600. From cold (adj.) + blood (n.). Related: Cold-bloodedly; cold-bloodedness.

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