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stone cold

Unfeeling, insensible, as in That sad story left her stone cold. This analogy was already used by Shakespeare in Henry V (2:3): “Cold as any stone.”
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  • "Particularly when one comes into them stone cold," Kennon added.

    The Lani People J. F. Bone
  • Our carte du jour for supper was a duplicate of the dinner, only it was stone cold.

    Broke Edwin A. Brown
  • He contrived to keep the stone cold by packing it in a box of dry ice.

  • The room—in fact the whole of Sardinia—was stone cold, stone, stone cold.

    Sea and Sardinia D. H. Lawrence
  • Antoinette and I had to drag it stone cold from Carlotta's bosom.

    The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne William J. Locke
  • Should a duck forsake its nest, place the eggs under a good hen as quickly as possible, even if they are stone cold.

    Wild Ducks W. Coape Oates
  • They were stone cold, and we knew the duck had been off her nest for at least twelve hours, probably much longer.

    Wild Ducks W. Coape Oates
  • And there, laid out on the marble floor of the court, dead and stone cold, were her three children.

    The Yellow Fairy Book Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
  • As we slowly moved out over the plain, we found it was cold; in an hour the foot-warmers, not hot to start with, were stone cold.

    Saunterings Charles Dudley Warner

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