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His savage barbarity was equalled only by the con- summate coolness with which he committed the grossest and most savage deeds upon the slaves under his charge.
The general has just blown his brains out," replied Monte Cristo with great coolness.
Bartolomeo seemed dazed for a moment, but he recovered his coolness instantly, and replied:--
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.
Thus we travelled on for many days, scarce allowing ourselves any rest, till we came to a channel or hollow worn in the mountains by the winter torrents; here we found some coolness, and good water, a blessing we enjoyed for three days; down this channel all the winter runs a great river which is dried up in the heats, or to speak more properly, hides itself under ground.
But my Wife had not my experience, nor the coolness necessary to note these characteristics.
This coolness arises partly from fear of the opponents, who have the laws on their side, and partly from the incredulity of men, who do not readily believe in new things until they have had a long experience of them.
I took them off with all the coolness of an old hand, and then I placed him on my knee and removed his blouse.
We've never marred it by one quarrel or coolness or unkind word; and I hope it will always be so.
In the evenings they rambled in the low-lying, daisied, shore fields under a golden moon, or they sat in the living room at the little house where often the coolness of the sea breeze justified a driftwood fire, and talked of the thousand and one things which happy, eager, clever young people can find to talk about.
Coolness is not a democratic necessity, of course, and we have no right to expect that our policymakers entertain us.