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- adjective Cold to excess.
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- adjective Excessively
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A slight preponderance of evil or even some exaggerated habit of mind -- a little over-development of pride, of ambition, of passion, a too accented doubt and an overcold analysis -- suffices to throw the decision on the wrong side of every case, so that the outward life appears, perhaps, one consistent darkness and wrong.
“Ah, _kyria_; pardon the word, it’s overcold; _makaira_, I’d say more gladly,” Democrates was marvellously at his ease despite her frowns, “your noble father will take nothing amiss if I ask you to sit again that we may talk together.”