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He grew cold with fear.
He stood frozen with fear.
Is there any difference?
Last edited by shb27; 18-Aug-2013 at 07:14.
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And, of course, there is no indication in 1. that he was standing.
Also 1 describes a process, the second a state - unless you mean that, while frozen with fear, he stood up.
"Frozen with fear" has nothing to do with temperature. It refers to an inability to move - someone is so scared, they can't even move.
"Cold with fear" sounds rather strange to me. Although people shiver sometimes when they're scared, I don't think it's actually temperature-related.
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shb27, please note that a better (and shorter) title would have been 'Cold/frozen with fear'.
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