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Almost, indeed, had the Breton shuddered at his compatriot's cold-bloodedness.

There was a cold-bloodedness about that procedure which did not appeal to her.

"It may be at any moment," they assured us, and were scandalised by our cold-bloodedness.

Yet we must not misunderstand his reserve and restraint for cold-bloodedness.

And the cold-bloodedness which had planned and carried out so consummate a scheme!

It is remarkable, too, for its cold-bloodedness and lack of passion.

I think even the hunters are appalled at his cold-bloodedness.

As for Lady Dudleigh, she did not lose one particle of her cold-bloodedness.

The cold-bloodedness of such an intention was peculiarly characteristic of the man.

Furneaux had estimated Hilton Fenley correctly in ascribing to him the quality of cold-bloodedness.

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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