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After once giving utterance to her will, Ginevra affected inconceivable coolness.
There is nothing more horrible than the coolness and precise reasoning of notaries amid the many passionate scenes in which they are accustomed to take part.
The difference between the pair was, that while the father was violent and a bully, the son had thrice the nerve and courage of the parent, and could not merely make an attack, but resist it; and finding that the moment was now come when the contest between him and his father was to be decided, he took his dinner with perfect coolness and appetite before the engagement began.
Moreover, one could hardly blame them for trying for such coolness and such air as there was to be found on deck.
One really couldn't quarrel with their common, imprudent humanity making the best of the moments of relief, when the night brought in the illusion of coolness and the starlight twinkled through the heavy, dew-laden air.
The singular coolness, with which the Teton concluded this audacious proposal, confounded even the practised trapper.
Here he again pitched his tents, unharnessed his teams, sent his cattle on the bottom, and, in short, made all the customary preparations to pass the night, with the same coolness and deliberation as if he had not hurled an irritating defiance into the teeth of his dangerous neighbours.
On a certain day, Miss Wren was alone at her work, with the house-door set open for coolness, and was trolling in a small sweet voice a mournful little song which might have been the song of the doll she was dressing, bemoaning the brittleness and meltability of wax, when whom should she descry standing on the pavement, looking in at her, but Mr Fledgeby.
Meanwhile the dressmaker listened with amazement to the odd noises which still continued, and the lady listened too, but with a coolness in which there was no trace of amazement.
Nostalgia itself gained a coolness and an edge it hadn't enjoyed since the 60s and best of all, it's a style that has never gone out of fashion.
There's an odd mix of intensity and coolness in his 2010 album, "Passport to the Blues,'' with songs such as "Duke's Evening Blues'' rolling with a casual sensuality, while other songs, such as "Girl Let Me Tell Ya'' resonating with a sort of classic blues feel that washes your troubles away.
That coolness can turn tepid if the product appears to be losing its edginess, they also found.
VVJOE Tizzard could have been forgiven if the adrenaline had been in full flow after Cue Card's exhilarating display from the front in the Haldon Gold Cup, but he was coolness personified when riding Theatre Guide half an hour later in the 2m11/2fnovice chase.
So the pair started an academic investigation to find the nature of coolness with the help of 350 students.
Instead, the remaining propositions highlighted the shifting meanings attached to ideas of hotness and coolness during the 1970s, in slang, graphic design, and celebrity culture.