Thorpe was not the last to set foot on deck, and he shuddered involuntarily at the eery silence he knew awaited them.
Whatever the opalescent globe's eery powers might be, it was not indestructible.
It was like some eery fantasy, born of an overwrought brain.
He stamped from the room and out into the eery shadows of the Way.
Rising higher and higher, it stood at last a wavering ghost-like figure in that eery moonlight.
His cry and eery thunder are the very voice of the summer twilight to me.
Blair, do you feel it too, that eery feeling of countless eyes still watching us from Xoran?
eery screams came from the throat of the man on the platform, and Mrs. Baker's cries of sympathy mingled with them.
But when he had an hour of leisure or of sleeplessness, she came back to him like a ghost with eery beauty and uncanny charm.
As they looked about, their eyes became accustomed to the dim, eery, phosphorescent illumination.
c.1300, "fearful, timid," north England and Scottish variant of Old English earg "cowardly, fearful," from Proto-Germanic *argaz (cf. Old Frisian erg "evil, bad," Middle Dutch arch "bad," Dutch arg, Old High German arg "cowardly, worthless," German arg "bad, wicked," Old Norse argr "unmanly, voluptuous," Swedish arg "malicious").
Sense of "causing fear because of strangeness" is first attested 1792. Related: Eerily. Finnish arka "cowardly" is a Germanic loan-word.