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cold

1. mod. [stopping something] suddenly and totally. I stopped cold—afraid to move further.
2. mod. dead. This parrot is cold—pifted!
3. mod. not good. The lecture was cold and dull.
4. mod. excellent. (Very cool.) That last pitch was cold, man.
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Enter Rufus' family - coldly vicious to the outsider who threatens their way of life, and devoted to the crumbling mansion which has been the family home for over 1, 000 years.
The root cause of the recommendation comes from the financial loss caused by the Department's slippage from a grade 5 to a grade 4 in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE); a rating procedure that coldly ranks universities with similar subject areas, where research potential from more vocational Building Sciences and construction courses predictably outbid those from institutions with more traditional architectural programmes.
Kerry opted in 1989 to take the same information that had been coldly received at the Justice Department and bring it to New York District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, who agreed to begin a criminal investigation of BCCI, based on Kerry's leads.
Could someone have deliberately and coldly cut the lines on both of Mr Hilder's parachutes and let him jump to a certain death from 13,000ft?
The wind whistles coldly through the dark and deserted pastures,
Gothic elements entertain, and Crafts draws a chilling characterization of a trader who coldly sells "passed" persons back into slavery.
Superficial advice might suggest that it is important for leaders to remain coldly logical in assessing the opportunities before them and making choices that are in their best interests.
Thus began my journey of being able to admit to having had an abortion, to finally acknowledge my child, to own up to the responsibility of what I had so coldly done, and to learn that factors from my childhood and society had contributed to the course of my actions.
The accused played a role as a driver coldly and faithfully in an atrocious and inhumane crime,'' Yoshimoto said, adding life imprisonment is not too harsh a sentence despite the fact Kitamura did not play a leading role in the crime.
CA), Mark Bingham (CA), and Todd Beamer (NJ) had sat in the plane coldly reading the enemy.
We wanted to contribute to the effort to defeat this enemy who so coldly struck at us.
They sit or stand stiffly, coldly, worryingly remote from family closeness.
He said the European side views the situation coldly.
At the Anglican church, all crystal ball gazing to date, it seems, has been coldly pragmatic.