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    William Reith
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    In a French news article, this appeared:

    “Gauthier est un étudiant tout en contrôle. Sa colère est aussi froide que retenue. L’interne en médecinede 26 ans a une bonne dose de self-control.”

    I’m perplexed by that second sentence. I think it translates as His anger is as cold as his restraint. Still, the sentence doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense. Perhaps it means ‘firm’ or ‘rigid’ rather than ‘cold’?

    Thanks.

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    Anne
    Anne
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    Hello Bill. Yes, the sentence is funny. I would translate this sentence as “His anger is as repressed as it is restrained.” Cool question, though.

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