He supplies a vivid picture of a tyrannical state that eradicated political opposition with chilling efficiency.
Block narrates the story with the chilling detail of the power of Christian iconography.
Corriere della Sera newspaper posted the chilling voice recording on its website.
Suffice it to say that awareness of the risks of giving offense produces a chilling effect on the ground in Russia.
When it and other inquiries will report is unknown, but already this scandal has had a chilling affect on police-media relations.
He radiated unspeakable wisdom, hard unconcern, the chilling air of resignation.
But if his reception in the refectory was chilling, his welcome in the courtyard was warm enough.
This chilling requirement is essentially the same as the rest period.
After that there was a chilling and hideous silence, as if something awful were about to occur.
In the bleak bitterness of the chilling winter we can picture them crowding together for warmth.
Old English ciele, cele "cold, coolness, chill, frost," from Proto-Germanic *kal- "to be cold," from PIE root *gel- "cold" (see cold). According to OED, the word seems to have been obsolete after c.1400 (displaced by cold) and the modern use is a back-formation since c.1600 from the verb.
late 14c., intransitive, "to feel cold, grow cold;" c.1400, transitive, "to make cold," from chill (n.). Related: Chilled; chilling; chillingly. Figurative use from late 14c. Meaning "hang out" first recorded 1985; from earlier chill out "relax" (1979).
Sheila E. sizzles in the new flick, Krush Groove, but some New York critics couldn't groove with it because many of the terms are unfamiliar to them. Examples: breakin' out (slang for leaving), chill (for cool down) and death (for something that's really good). ["Jet," Nov. 11, 1985]
A feeling of cold, with shivering and pallor, sometimes accompanied by an elevation of temperature in the interior of the body.
(also chilled) Excellent; wonderful; cool, fresh, rad: A ''chill'' outfit for a girl is tight Sergio Valente or Tale Lord jeans/ The top accolades (in 1986) include cool, chill or chilly, although froody and hondo also get high marks (1980s+ Teenagers)
A glass or can of beer (1960s+ Students)