American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A reaction to nervousness, fear, pain, or shock, characterized by simultaneous perspiration and chill and cold moist skin.
- n. the physical condition of concurrent perspiration and chill; associated with fear
“Silently he drew breath, ignoring the beads of cold sweat on his brow, and turned a disinterested starlit face to Volux.”
“He tried to drink, and revel, and swear away the memory; but often, in the deep night, whose solemn stillness arraigns the bad soul in forced communion with herself, he had seen that pale mother rising by his bedside, and felt the soft twining of that hair around his fingers, till the cold sweat would roll down his face, and he would spring from his bed in horror.”
“Pulse pounding, a cold sweat beading her forehead, Heather closed her eyes and focused on their bond.”
“A cold sweat dewed on the back of my neck and my hands turned to ice.”
“Unless it was bluff, in which case counter-bluff might be in order … I ran cold sweat at the thought, knowing that what I said next might alter the history of China — God, what Napoleon would have given to be in my shoes, and how I wished he was.”
“You could put an Adjutor into a cold sweat simply by suggesting something with cash value or money-making potential might be damaged.”
““A bit,” Master Klab allowed as he mopped the cold sweat from his forehead.”
“Oh, what a ghastly sight it is, to see him then in his bed, when death has given him his mortal wound what a cold sweat over-runs all his body -- what a trembling possesses all his members!”
“A minute later he straightened again, moving to wipe the cold sweat off his brow but frowning when the leather of the thick glove contacted his skin.”
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