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stone-cold

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj stone-cold completely cold "by the time he got back to his coffee it was stone-cold"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Stone-cold Cold as a stone. "Stone-cold without, within burnt with love's flame."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • stone-cold Cold as a stone.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Stone-cold cold as a stone
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Idioms

As cold as stone - If something is as cold as stone, it is very cold. If a person is as cold as stone, they are unemotional.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. stán; Ger. stein, Dut. steen.

Usage

In literature:

But get under cover before it turns red, because by that time every Lhari of them will be stone-cold dead.
"The Colors of Space" by Marion Zimmer Bradley
I stood there an instant as cold and pulse-less as the stone against which I leaned.
"Sir Ludar" by Talbot Baines Reed
Your crime is, that you are so stone-cold to a poor devil who loves you.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 100, February, 1866" by Various
There, among the stones, shattered and cold, lay all that remained of the brave Julius.
"A Dog with a Bad Name" by Talbot Baines Reed
Stone was everywhere, giving a cold, comfortless look to the dwellings.
"Frank Oldfield" by T.P. Wilson
To whomsoever God had given a heart less cold than stone, these truths must cry day and night.
"Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry" by Thomas Davis
He took her hand in his; 'twas cold and hard as any stone.
"Cowboy Songs" by Various
Here lies my husband stone colde on the dewie floore.
"The Unfortunate Traveller, or The Life Of Jack Wilton" by Thomas Nash
But we zeem to want that there veal-pie, cold zalmon, two loaves, and the stone bottle.
"Nic Revel" by George Manville Fenn
We encamped on a waste of stones; no tent-pegs could be used, and it was windy and cold.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
I was struck cold as the dew-damp grave-stone.
"Rattlin the Reefer" by Edward Howard
But I was cold all through, and turned to stone like.
"Mitch Miller" by Edgar Lee Masters
Why was the tent flap open and the stove stone-cold?
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
She is cold, rigid, as one turned to stone.
"Molly Bawn" by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
These stones were so cold that they benumbed the fingers.
"The Book of the Damned" by Charles Fort
Utterly new concept and you went into it stone cold.
"Masters of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith
His brain reeled; his legs grew cold as stones.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
A-layin' 'roun' on the stone floor, I s'pose, eatin', drinkin' cold water, an' hevin' a good time.
"The Keepers of the Trail" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Break, break, break, On thy cold gray stones, O Sea!
"Graded Memory Selections" by Various
I have a stone-cold heart.
"In The Boyhood of Lincoln" by Hezekiah Butterworth
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In poetry:

You who are still and white
And cold like stone;
For whom the unfailing light
Is spent and done;
"Slain" by Thomas William Hodgson Crosland
Lullaby, sweet, so still
In arms of death; I alone
Sing lullaby, like a rill,
To your form, cold as a stone.
"Pride: Fate" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
OH ! lead me where my Darling lies,
Cold as the Marble Stone;
I will recall her with my Cries,
And wake her with my Moan.
"The Distress'd Father or, the Author's Tears over his Dear Daughter Rachel" by Henry Carey
In the midst of this extremitie,
My servants all did from me flee:
Thus was I left myself alone,
With heart more cold than any stone.
"The Lady Turned Serving-Man" by Anonymous British
Outside the porch before the door,
Her cheek upon the cold, hard stone,
She lies, no longer foul and poor,
No longer dreary and alone.
"The Forlorn" by James Russell Lowell
By Fancy led, from Death's cold bed of stone,
Lovely, tho' wan, what cherish'd form appears?
Oh! gentle Anna! at thy name alone,
Genius, and Grace, and Virtue, smile in tears.
"Lines Written At Brighton" by Sir John Carr

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