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Origin of sang-froid
Example sentences from the Web for sang-froid
With sangfroid, Mom snuffed out her cigarette with the toe of her high heel.‘Tracing the Blue Light’: Read Chapter 1 of Eileen Cronin’s ‘Mermaid’|Eileen Cronin|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So given his sangfroid it is likely that Mr. Costas has old-fashioned pinkeye.Everything You Wanted To Know About Bob Costas’s Olympic Pinkeye|Kent Sepkowitz|February 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That fact alone permits Christie loyalists to greet the new negativity with a healthy degree of sangfroid.
French authorities on Thursday saluted the cyclist-witness's sangfroid under the circumstances.French Police Investigate Gruesome Murder in the Alps|Tracy McNicoll|September 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
All Paris is laughing over the sangfroid of a young married midinette on the occasion of an air raid on Paris.Funny Stories Told By The Soldiers|Carleton B. Case
The play exercises memory, judgment, sangfroid, and other good qualities of the mind.The Woman-Hater|Charles Reade
He calculates with sangfroid the profit and the risk of every infamous action he proposes to commit, and determines accordingly.Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, Complete|Lewis Goldsmith
And the public laugh at the lively sally, and admire the sangfroid of the wit!Hesperothen; Notes from the West, Vol. II (of 2)|W. H. Russell
This important announcement ought to have startled the sangfroid of the guardian, but it did not.Mr. Prohack|E. Arnold Bennett
British Dictionary definitions for sang-froid
Word Origin for sang-froid
Cultural definitions for sang-froid
Composure in the face of difficulty or danger: “We would all be dead today if our bus driver hadn't kept his sangfroid when the bus began to skid on the ice.” From French, meaning “cold blood.”