sang-froid

NOUN
  1. great coolness and composure under strain
    keep your cool
    keep your cool
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How To Use sang-froid In A Sentence

  • Perhaps this partly explains the stoicism and insouciance of those Brits interviewed on the streets, all of whom seemed to know that a certain sang-froid was expected of them.
  • The desk manager at my swank hotel showed considerable sang-froid in allowing me into the place.
  • This realisation astounded me so much that I was able to retain my sang-froid. RESCUING ROSE
  • Le maître d'hôtel, prévoyant la terrible fureur du ministre si on lui disait le fait, ou si on lui proposait d'attendre plus tard qu'à l'heure ordinaire, prend immédiatement son parti, et lui dit avec sang-froid: French Conversation and Composition
  • Not really,' said Bowler, seriously hassled and trying for sang-froid. CASCADES - THE DAY OF THE DEAD
  • In fact, the cloud of teenage hormones hovering over the Trumble flat must have been for Mum and Dad not merely daunting and heady, but completely exhausting, though with admirable sang-froid, somewhat unusual for the period, they managed somehow to go with the flow, and I do not recall a cross word ever being said, or even so much as a note of tension. Archive 2009-01-01
  • Chimborazo with that placidity, that sang-froid, which is the characteristic of an elevated soul instinctively attracted to realms above. The Cross of Berny
  • But he went among them single-handed, his bearing being a delicious composite of humility, familiarity, sang-froid, and insolence. The Son of the Wolf
  • Not really,' said Bowler, seriously hassled and trying for sang-froid. CASCADES - THE DAY OF THE DEAD
  • When he turned back to Sinclair, his face was impassive, the Eton sang-froid unassailable. THE SCAR
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