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Origin of sang-froid
Example sentences from the Web for sang-froid
There are those, however, who don't equate sangfroid and good manners with maturity.
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
It was his sangfroid which was responsible for the devotion with which the soldiers rushed against the enemy.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Then Kemeny stood up with imperturbable sangfroid and buckled on his sword, but refused to wear armour.'Midst the Wild Carpathians|Mr Jkai
He understood that he was unceremoniously dismissed, but he was not the kind of man to easily lose his sangfroid.John Marsh's Millions|Charles Klein
Where was the aristocratic sangfroid which should have made him proof even against so much perturbing news?The Bronze Eagle|Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
Accordingly his first act was with characteristic sangfroid to order these commodities quietly.Ulysses|James Joyce
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.”