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Synonyms for cold feet

great agitation and anxiety caused by the expectation or the realization of danger

Words related to cold feet

timidity that prevents the continuation of a course of action

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He said, `Humor is the spiciest condiment in the feast of existence.
appetency whereof a multitude of gustible condiments conspire, being
But put an extra condiment into your dish, and it will poison you.
Will not the desire of eating, that is, of simple food and condiments, in so far as they are required for health and strength, be of the necessary class?
Perhaps there was some speciality in the condiment in the salt-cellars.
On each table is a caster- stand, containing cruets of condiments and seasons.
The master chuckled grimly at this burglarious entry, and insisted on leaving the hall-door and two of the front windows open, to frighten the truants on their return; and then the two set about foraging for tea, in which operation the master was much at fault, having the faintest possible idea of where to find anything, and being, moreover, wondrously short-sighted; but Tom, by a sort of instinct, knew the right cupboards in the kitchen and pantry, and soon managed to place on the snuggery table better materials for a meal than had appeared there probably during the reign of his tutor, who was then and there initiated, amongst other things, into the excellence of that mysterious condiment, a dripping-cake.
The young person carved a fowl with the utmost delicacy, and asked so distinctly for egg-sauce, that poor Briggs, before whom that delicious condiment was placed, started, made a great clattering with the ladle, and once more fell back in the most gushing hysterical state.
To bid, with a shiver, the unfortunate flying waiter shut the door before he had opened it, was a condiment of a profounder flavour than Harvey.