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  • n. A state of mild or low emotions, previously understood as a condition whereby the blood has not been appreciably heated by emotional intensity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See under Blood, n., 8.


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  • Sadly, however, George and I also had gone to Andrews Air Force Base to meet the body of Seaman Robert Stetham, who had been killed in cold blood by the hijackers when they discovered he was in the service.

    Barbara Bush

  • There one may learn of the shooting of Policemen Hunt and Evans because they had ventured to arrest two members of the society -- a double outrage planned at the Vermissa lodge and carried out in cold blood upon two helpless and disarmed men.


  • At Nengone he shot three in cold blood who swam off to his ship, because the people of the place were said to be about to attempt to take his vessel.

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson

  • And one of his brigadier-generals, Steinwehr, has seized innocent and peaceful inhabitants, to be held as hostages, to the end that they may be murdered in cold blood if any of his soldiers are killed by some unknown persons whom he designates as

    A Life of Gen Robert E Lee

  • He could feel his grip on his temper beginning to slip, and forced himself to remember that murdering the gully dwarf king in cold blood wouldn't be in accordance with the knightly ideal of honor.

    Father Swarat

  • Now, truly, if this course be followed, -- so to heighten our differences, by adorning the truth we own with such titles as it doth not merit, and branding the errors we oppose with such marks as in cold blood we cannot think they themselves, but only in their (by us supposed) tendence, do deserve, --

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • Spaniards murdered in cold blood at Smerwick, the desolation of

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • “Your seventeen filthy compatriots murdered José Diaz in cold blood and beat the gas chamber because traitors and perverts and deluded weaklings banded up to save them.

    The Big Nowhere


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