Usage examples for chilling

  1. No warming glow shone in those proud eyes; and under that lordly bosom beat no loving or lovable heart; he shivered at the touch of her fingers, and her presence, he thought, had a chilling and paralyzing influence on all the party. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. It is a chilling thought, unless one can rise to the highest philosophy of life, that even the broad 'a', when it is attained, may not be a permanence. – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner
  3. That chilling draft was from the breathing of the monster. – The Golden Fleece and the Heroes who Lived Before Achilles by Padraic Colum
  4. What a chilling pride glittered in their sea- blue depths! – Thelma by Marie Corelli
  5. A singing cabman in London would bring out the Riot Act and the military; but here he was in the picture: no one threw at the jolly fellow any of the chilling deprecatory glances which are the birthright of every light- hearted eccentric in my own land. – A Wanderer in Paris by E. V. Lucas
  6. There was no " gossip" or " little brother," there was not even a " thou" in it- nothing from beginning to end but " your grace," answering indeed to our " you," but a good deal more chilling to those accustomed to the friendly " thee" and " thou." – King Matthias and the Beggar Boy by Nicholas Jósika
  7. A hard frost had succeeded to the chilling damps of November; and looking out of the window, he longed, almost eagerly, to inhale again the fresh air. – Thaddeus of Warsaw by Jane Porter
  8. In gaining this appetite she appeared to have lost some of her dignity and chilling condescension; at all events, she treated her American relatives as if she considered them human beings. – Kent Knowles: Quahaug by Joseph C. Lincoln
  9. " That depends," he returned with a chilling laugh. – The Trail to Yesterday by Charles Alden Seltzer
  10. The petulance was gone, but there was something chilling in this answer. – "Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea by Morgan Robertson
  11. The snakes always sounded their warning, the chilling rattle before they struck, but they rarely gave time for escape. – Land of the Burnt Thigh by Edith Eudora Kohl
  12. Why does the chilling winter's morn Smile like a field beset with corn? – In The Yule-Log Glow, Vol. IV (of IV) by Harrison S. Morris
  13. I have arrested half a dozen so- called spies this week already only to find they were harmless rustics- ' " 'I beg your pardon, Colonel, ' I returns, with that chilling dignity which has at times even made generals falter, 'but there is no legend about Private McNab's spy. – War and the Weird by Forbes Phillips R. Thurston Hopkins
  14. I ventured, after another silence in which I felt that subtle poison slowly chilling through my veins. – Neighbours by Robert Stead
  15. The voice was clear, musical, well- bred, and decidedly chilling. – The Wheel O' Fortune by Louis Tracy
  16. No wonder that such Senators as Morton, Chandler, Conkling, and the Southern carpet- baggers, at the opening of Congress in December, 1870, gave a chilling reception to all who had taken part in the Liberal campaign of Missouri, or who sympathized with it. – The Life of Lyman Trumbull by Horace White