sang-froid


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great coolness and composure under strain

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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.
As Williamson, the mercenary office manager, James Henriksen distills sang-froid with a splash of weary resignation.
So, in another act of sang-froid, he made the following suggestion to Huth in New York: Either send me a loan check for $2 million or take everything I possess in Colombia.
In sharp contrast with the sang-froid of such economists is the clamouring of the Marxians--or, more accurately, neo-Marxians--who hold out the dialectical iron fist to the 'exploiters', threatening to pull them down from their high pedestal and offer their ugly heads on a platter to the proletariat.
Avec sang-froid, il se reconcentre et frappe cette fois a gauche (2-1, 44e).
Speed may be substance when it comes to Divide racing, but a flexible, sang-froid style is the best attack for the Route's multiple personalities.
Ainsi, plusieurs agents de ce corps de police sont confrontes dans l'exercice de leurs missions a un lot quotidien de violences qui necessite absolument du sang-froid, un courage de guerrier et un engagement qui n'est pas sans consequences pour eux et pour leurs familles.
The Spanish had grown so inured to acts of violence from Basque separatists that the murder of 191 people in Madrid by Islamist extremists in 2004 was met with remarkable sang-froid.
He was sitting in fourth place and still half a dozen lengths behind the enterprisingly ridden leader, but if any jockey should ride with sang-froid, it will be a Frenchman.
The left-hander hit Andre Nel for a four and a six before losing his sang-froid and holing out to Dwayne Smith in the deep.
The Mark Morris Dance Group brings three Boston premieres to the Shubert Theatre, October 26--29, including the newest work, Sang-Froid, music by Frederic Chopin.
Ryan enlivens his narrative with vivid portraits of the two American officials who played key parts in the hunt for Guevara: Ambassador Douglas Henderson, whose sang-froid helped keep the U.