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Below you will find the definition of sangfroid, followed by 33 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - great coolness and composure under strain
EXAMPLES - Sangfroid in a Sentence
- Yet, clad in Chelsea blue, the Spaniard will retain his sang-froid. (source)
- As they walked, he praised her coolness before the Committee, her sang-froid. (source)
- Sitting, thinking, fretting, his sang-froid melted like frost in the morning sun. (source)
- Have we lost our confidence, our stoicism, our bravery and dignity, sang-froid and upper lip. (source)
- Mandrell has the sang-froid and heated libido of a well-known British fictional spy, only no Bonds for him, just cash. (source)
- So all that Italian crew looked on and marvelled at the infant phenomenon that downed wine with the sang-froid of an automaton. (source)
- But he went among them single-handed, his bearing being a delicious composite of humility, familiarity, sang-froid, and insolence. (source)
- To be able to talk to a girl after the manner and with the sang-froid of some of these gallants! what a true measure of achievement! (source)
- The world in "Plateforme" is indeed grim -- a gloomy marketplace where sex and steel are bought and sold with equal amounts of sang-froid. (source)
- It was a demonstration of sang-froid machismo calculated to taunt and sneer at the opposition, and bombard them with contempt and derision. (source)
- These pastry marathoners, racing the clock, must work spotlessly and with sang-froid as they create confections of exquisite taste and beauty. (source)
- He wasted few words on the current incidents of life, and I was myself the witness, in 1899, of his sang-froid under distressing circumstances. (source)
- McCain should keep hammering this clumsy tongue-twisted secret smoker on that remark while Obama retaliates against Sarah, completely losing his cool sang-froid. (source)
- At a Cabinet meeting Wednesday, the president urged his ministers to show their "sang-froid" and concentrate on work, government spokesman Luc Chatel said afterward. (source)
- Despite the carnage of Friday night, when a nail bomb tore through one of the city's oldest gay pubs, Londoners were displaying the sang-froid for which they are famous. (source)
- Yet, strangely, there are also signs that at least some Europeans are becoming more concerned about the cultural legacy of the '60s, despite their conservative sang-froid. (source)
- In the second half, as the Rake's decline accelerates, the colours seep away to match the monochrome of the sootily-clad Nick Shadow, played with devilish sang-froid by Matthew Rose. (source)
- He was hooked on the USMC after seeing a performance of the Corps 'Silent Drill Team, a ceremonial unit that does just what the name says with mechanical precision and martial sang-froid. (source)
- Getting-pregnant requires a steadfast patience and sang-froid insouciance (apparently, pregnancy is for the french ...) that I find goes against my nature, as possibly it goes against yours. (source)
- At Trafalgar, the great 19th-century sea battle that secured for Britain control of the seas, Lord Nelson wore his best uniform and decorations into battle, as an example of sang-froid to his men. (source)
- There's nothing mawkish about "The Savages": Jenkins's sweet and tart sensibility is located halfway between the compassionate satire of an Alexander Payne and the comic sang-froid of a Todd Solondz. (source)
- We demand why the same man, who has seen with a dry eye the most atrocious events, and even committed crimes with sang-froid, will weep at the theatre at the representation of similar events and crimes? (source)
- Mr. Gruber, himself a Calhoun parent, generously attributed the children's sang-froid less to his skills as either a photographer or child psychologist than to the demeanor of the typical Calhoun student. (source)
- Can we really be surprised, at a time when huge segments of the shockproof public are inured to the concept of real-life torture, that our horrormeisters are working overtime to test the limits of our sang-froid? (source)
- Reading for this book has engendered in me an immense respect for the courage and sang-froid of those who had to live through those years with adult apprehension of death and danger and adult understanding of what was at stake. (source)
- He has seemed a rider transformed since winning the world title last September in Mendrisio, and he will need all his newfound sang-froid to deal with a tensely poised race: Schleck is just 20sec behind, with a further five men within two minutes. (source)
- It's rehearsed - but the reliance on the teleprompter is pretty subtle - leaning on the lecturn from time to time shows sang-froid. the line about not serving the commentators might backfire though ...... think the background of Mt Rushmore might be a little OTT!!! (source)
- Tonight, as her husband attempts to reboot his political career with the assistance of Eli Gold the never knowingly understated Alan Cumming, Alicia keeps her cool during a vaguely hairy sniper subplot, and meets up with her brother, who refreshingly mocks her sang-froid. (source)
- This kind of sang-froid in the face of crushing humiliation, unusual among the growing ranks of cuckolded political wives, earned Sanford plaudits from the nation's female political commentators - "elegant and thoughtful," wrote one Washington Post columnist, echoing many. (source)
- It takes a certain sang-froid to quote this verse in a book promoting atheism, butto the journalist Christopher Hitchens it's an opportunity to remind his readers that in the iron-fisted Kingdom of Judea, "it would perhaps have been a fool who did not keep this conclusion buried deep inside." (source)
- Though short, thick-set, pockmarked, and speaking always in a low voice as if listening to himself, this Breton, a former lieutenant in the Guard, showed the evidence of such resolution, such sang-froid on his face that throughout life, even in the army, no one had ever ventured to trifle with him. (source)
- Moriarty was a first-class detective but, except mercifully in official reports, he affected a facetious, spuriously jovial style when talking or writing about his cases as if nervously anxious to decontaminate violence with humour, or to demonstrate his professional sang-froid in the face of death. (source)
- 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. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 33 example sentences provided below is 48.0, which suggests that "sangfroid" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 5 synonyms for sangfroid.
aplomb, calmness, composure, coolness, equanimity
We have 0 antonyms for sangfroid.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of sangfroid from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) Coolness and composure, especially in trying circumstances.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) Composure, level-headedness, coolness in trying circumstances.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) Freedom from agitation or excitement of mind; coolness in trying circumstances; indifference; calmness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) Freedom from agitation or excitement of mind; coolness; indifference; calmness in trying circumstances.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) great coolness and composure under strain