He quite shook hands with me — which was a violent proceeding for him, his usual course being to slide a tepid little fish-slice, an inch or two in advance of his hip, and evince the greatest discomposure when anybody grappled with it.
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And that would leave Jane with her tepid tea and her bone china and these girls who could make an hour’s conversation out of nothing.
Margaret Peterson Haddix -- Uprising
Before dialing, he found it all too easy to imagine that she’d answer with only tepid enthusiasm.