- In a cool, unpanicked or collected manner.
- 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter IV, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326:
- "He was here," observed Drina composedly, "and father was angry with him." ¶ "What?" exclaimed Eileen. "When?" ¶ "This morning, before father went downtown." ¶ Both Selwyn and Lansing cut in coolly, dismissing the matter with a careless word or two; and coffee was served—cambric tea in Drina's case.
- 2011 October 2, Aled Williams, “Swansea 2-0 Stoke”, in BBC Sport Wales:
- Graham secured victory with five minutes left, coolly lifting the ball over Asmir Begovic.
- (dated) With calm impudence.
- They walked in, not even wearing masks, and coolly robbed the bank of twelve thousand pounds.
In a cool, unpanicked or collected manner.