Definition of In cold blood

1. Adverb. In a cold unemotional manner. "He killed her in cold blood"

Exact synonyms: Coldly
Partainyms: Cold



Definition of In cold blood

1. Adverb. (idiomatic) In a ruthless and unfeeling manner; premeditated and deliberate. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of In Cold Blood

in broad daylight
in business
in camera
in case
in cash
in chains(p)
in character
in charge
in check
in chief
in chorus
in church
in circles
in clinical parlance
in clover
in cold blood (current term)
in collaboration
in college
in color
in commission
in common
in concert
in conclusion
in concreto
in condition
in condition(p)
in contention
in control
in court
in d.

Literary usage of In cold blood

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1. History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880: Negroes as Slaves by George Washington Williams (1883)
"... IN CoLD BLOOD. — THE WOUNDED ARE CARRIED INTO HOUSES WHICH ARR FIRED AND 1H ... in Cold Blood ..."

2. History of Rome by Thomas Arnold (1871)
"... BATTLE OF SENTINUM, AND DEATH OF P. DECIUS—FINAL VICTORY OF Q. FABIUS OVER THE SAMNITES—C. PONTIUS IS LED IN TRIUMPH, AND PUT TO DEATH in cold blood. ..."

3. The Lives of the Saints by Sabine Baring-Gould (1882)
"Goths, and leaving Rome to be pillaged by them, then, worst of all, how he had murdered in cold blood the heroic general who had routed the barbarians and ..."

4. History of California by Theodore Henry Hittell (1898)
"What he had designed was to bring to his excellency's attention two distinct massacres in cold blood of defenseless Indians by the whites—one at or near ..."

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