Imagine the chilling effect this would have on senators thinking about sticking around for a fourth term and beyond.
He supplies a vivid picture of a tyrannical state that eradicated political opposition with chilling efficiency.
Corriere della Sera newspaper posted the chilling voice recording on its website.
Block narrates the story with the chilling detail of the power of Christian iconography.
If the nails didn't convince the non-believer, perhaps the chilling voices and telekinesis will do the trick.
He radiated unspeakable wisdom, hard unconcern, the chilling air of resignation.
Dense cloud-curtains hide the sun, and the air is cold and chilling.
This chilling requirement is essentially the same as the rest period.
This place is chilling all the life out of me, and I must find another home.
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)