Mr. Jackson had helped himself to a slice of the tepid filet which the mournful butler had handed him with a look as sceptical as his own, and had rejected the mushroom sauce after a scarcely perceptible sniff.
He was weary of living in a perpetual tepid honeymoon, without the temperature of passion yet with all its exactions.
…was no less sensitive than its moral standard—he carried everything before him, and all New York into his drawing-rooms, and for over twenty years now people had said they were "going to the Beauforts’ " with the same tone of security as if they had said they were going to Mrs. Manson Mingott’s, and with the added satisfaction of knowing they would get hot canvas-back ducks and vintage wines, instead of tepid Veuve Clicquot without a year and warmed-up croquettes from Philadelphia.
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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.