It had died of its own accord, expired completely without even an ember to be watered down, and there was nothing for the disappointed firemen to do but drink tepid coffee and hang around trying to screw the nurses.
It was a daring, impulsive move on which the chaplain decided after quarreling with Corporal Whitcomb again and washing down with tepid canteen water his joyless lunch of Milky Way and Baby Ruth.
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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.