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    when using the word temperature, i know you can use both high/low temps and cold/warm temps. are there special cases where you use one & not the other?

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    Default Re: high/low warm/cold

    Quote Originally Posted by raes112 View Post
    when using the word temperature, i know you can use both high/low temps and cold/warm temps. are there special cases where you use one & not the other?
    I'm not sure what you are asking! Would you please restate your question and, perhaps, provide an example? I'll be happy to try and answer your question.

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    Default Re: high/low warm/cold

    Warm is not synonymous with high in this case; I wouldn't call 40 degrees warm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Warm is not synonymous with high in this case; I wouldn't call 40 degrees warm.
    Greetings, Tdol!

    Temperature is such a relative word... since ice will melt at 40 degrees, it is possible to say that the temperature is warmer! In Arizona, when the summer temperatures dip below 100 degrees, our TV weathermen love to say 'we can expect cooler temperatures over the next few days'! Oh, goodie!!!

    Let's hope that this winter is warmer than last year!

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    Default Re: high/low warm/cold

    Hi Raes 112,

    I would try to direct your attention to an different word, which have an interstitial meaning, but takes up a lot of space in our physical and spiritual world.

    This word is "lukewarm"

    1. mildly warm "he hates lukewarm coffee"
    2. lacking warmth; interest, enthusiasm or involvement,
    halfhearted, tepid, unenthusiastic.

    Do you know this quotation?

    "I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot.
    I would that you were cold or hot."

    or

    "So then because thou art lukewarm and neither cold nor hot. I will spew thou of my mouth."

    Did you try to find this word? The manifested cases are very specific, aren't they?

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