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    Default grew cold/ stood frozen with fear

    He grew cold with fear.
    He stood frozen with fear.

    Is there any difference?
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    Default Re: Is there any difference between these two expressions

    Quote Originally Posted by shb27 View Post
    He grew cold with fear.
    He stood frozen with fear.

    Is there any difference?
    There is a difference of degree. The second indicates a much stronger feeling of fear, and a more extreme reaction.

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    Default Re: Is there any difference between these two expressions

    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.

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    Default Re: Is there any difference between these two expressions

    "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.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Is there any difference between these two expressions

    shb27, please note that a better (and shorter) title would have been 'Cold/frozen with fear'.

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    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'



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