grow cold

grow cold

1. Literally, to gradually lose heat; to become cold. Tommy, come down to dinner—your food is growing cold! Her feet grew cold from standing out in the snow in high heels.
2. To wane or diminish; to lessen in strength over time, especially a feeling, sentiment, or interest. We had an intense relationship initially, but lately it seems like his affection has grown cold.
See also: cold, grow
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But melons are not very nutritious, and when we had satisfied our thirst with their pulpy substance, and put a stock to cool by the simple process of cutting them in two and setting them end on in the hot sun to grow cold by evaporation, we began to feel exceedingly hungry.
Her husband might put her to shame and turn her out, Vronsky might grow cold to her and go on living his own life apart (she thought of him again with bitterness and reproach); she could not leave her son.
In that hour she repeated what the merciful eyes of solitude have looked on for ages in the spiritual struggles of man-- she besought hardness and coldness and aching weariness to bring her relief from the mysterious incorporeal might of her anguish: she lay on the bare floor and let the night grow cold around her; while her grand woman's frame was shaken by sobs as if she had been a despairing child.
Unlike other men, who enter with ardor upon a perilous resolution and grow cold as the moment of execution approaches, the Duc de Beaufort, whose buoyant courage had become a proverb, seemed to push time before him and sought most eagerly to hasten the hour of action.
Half an hour, an hour, an hour and a half elapsed, and during this period of anguish, Edmond leaned over his friend, his hand applied to his heart, and felt the body gradually grow cold, and the heart's pulsation become more and more deep and dull, until at length it stopped; the last movement of the heart ceased, the face became livid, the eyes remained open, but the eyeballs were glazed.
With something approaching a girlhood swing to her body she walked along, but when she had got back to her chair by the window of her room and when dark- ness had come on and a girl from the hotel dining room brought her dinner on a tray, she let it grow cold.
Had I given Joe no reason to doubt my constancy, and to think that in prosperity I should grow cold to him and cast him off?
of letting the spot grow cold has commonly been attended by most
This will focus on assessing the emerging markets, the difference between cold chain in the Middle East and Europe and how to eliminate barriers to grow cold chain.
If the ground is clear, among the strategies used to grow cold crops are putting covers over rows to protect them.
The beloved may fly away across a continent or an ocean, or he may put just as many miles between you without leaving the room; he may desert you for the arms of another or grow cold to caresses altogether; and, should your love somehow elude or endure all this, an inevitable and unendurable parting remains: the beloved's descent into hell and his ascension into heaven.
nights grow cold from the ground up under the shadow of his towers.
Your tea would grow cold, footy games would be ignored and even Knight Rider would be given a miss as this slowly re-spooling tape would become the centre of your existence.
Year 8-11 category Winning poem by Leah Tudor, Year 9 Lyndon School Identity Popular, serene, mean, plastic, identical, shallow, The girls who follow grow cold and callow, Boffs - those that oppose, that dare to refuse to comply, Grow stronger in the shadows as you pass us by.
Grow cold, but not freezing, for about six to eight weeks and bring indoors after that period.