sangfroid

[ French sahn-frwa ]SEE DEFINITION OF sangfroid

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She was impressed enormously by his sangfroid and will to rule the roost.

But she feared to face the experience alone; she did not trust her own sangfroid.

Her aplomb, her sangfroid, astounded Mr. Prohack—and relieved him.

The play exercises memory, judgment, sangfroid, and other good qualities of the mind.

This important announcement ought to have startled the sangfroid of the guardian, but it did not.

Knowing what the situation must mean to her he admired her the more for her sangfroid and social flexibility.

There were twenty other candidates awaiting the ordeal, in various stages of nervousness or sangfroid.

And the public laugh at the lively sally, and admire the sangfroid of the wit!

He never loses his sangfroid, but acts always, in the most hopeless positions, with equal craft and rapidity.

He understood that he was unceremoniously dismissed, but he was not the kind of man to easily lose his sangfroid.

WORD ORIGIN

"presence of mind, composure," 1712, from French sang froid, literally "cool blood," from sang "blood" (from Latin sanguis; see sanguinary) + froid "cold" (from Latin frigidus; see frigid).

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