sang-froid


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great coolness and composure under strain

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Leaving (15) Even in hot passion Kristin Scott Thomas remains sang-froid in this tired French tale of a bored wife's adultery and crime of passion.
As one example, the engaging and entertaining story of Caesar's stay with pirates who had kidnapped him, and his remarkable sang-froid during the experience, is related without reservations, but most serious scholars would consider the details highly suspect: they would, after all, have originated with Caesar himself.
The apparent sang-froid of European heads of state seems to be in stark contrast to the mood in the US, where just days ago, the Federal Reserve announced in was pumping US$200 billion into the fast-falling American financial markets.
The Emirates Airline Champion Stakes, the Darley Dewhurst Stakes and the totesport Cesarewitch are guaranteed to quicken the pulses of even the most sang-froid racegoers.
It's wine, women and strained sang-froid in Canadian family dramedy "Life With My Father.
Bearers deserted at regular intervals, his companions died, yet throughout, he maintained an imperturbable sang-froid, whether describing how he was in so much pain that he was unable to feel hunger ("and this was rather fortunate, for there was nothing to eat"), or any of the other calamities that befell him ("I confess I rather thought I was shot").
The sang-froid of the general public has been matched by a surprising (to me, at least) consensus in the GLBT world.
The high carriage, the flexible head, the level gaze, the ultra-articulated feet, the aura of sang-froid.
In dances that spanned his glorious 1981 Gloria (Vivaldi) to last year's austere but powerful Sang-Froid (Chopin), Morris's dancers sang the music through their bodies, whether it was the mournfulness of Michelle Shocked, the intensity of Lou Harrison, or the effervescence of Jacques Ibert.
Even after piercing the heart of a previously impregnable home rearguard to put his side closer to a Champions League place, Hibs' French debutant retained enough sang-froid to ruin the image of our hot-blooded Gallic cousins.
Though Lance writes in free verse (interspersed with prose poems), his poetry often gains by being richly assonanced, as in "Au musee du sang-froid / Le personnel est pale / Et l'enfant se lasse / De cogner aux rectangles verdatres / Dans l'indifference des poissons qui planent," a text which measures, by different means, the distance between "massacre" and "literature.
But this sang-froid is rare and indispensable in crises (like the Asian meltdown) when the stakes are high and those around you are losing their heads.
An advance patrol of horsemen arrived at seven o'clock in the evening, to be greeted with British sang-froid by a passer-by who said casually, `Oh yes, I heard you were knocking about.
As Williamson, the mercenary office manager, James Henriksen distills sang-froid with a splash of weary resignation.