Chill in a sentence

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Definition of Chill

  • A moderate but disagreeable degree of cold; a disagreeable sensation of coolness, accompanied with shivering.
  • A sensation of cold with convulsive shaking of the body, pinched face, pale skin, and blue lips, caused by undue cooling of the body or by nervous excitement, or forming the precursor of some constitutional disturbance, as of a fever.
  • A check to enthusiasm or warmth of feeling; discouragement; as, a chill comes over an assembly.
  • An iron mold or portion of a mold, serving to cool rapidly, and so to harden, the surface of molten iron brought in contact with it.
  • The hardened part of a casting, as the tread of a car wheel.
  • Moderately cold; tending to cause shivering; chilly; raw.
  • Affected by cold.
  • Characterized by coolness of manner, feeling, etc.; lacking enthusiasm or warmth; formal; distant; as, a chill reception.
  • Discouraging; depressing; dispiriting.
  • To strike with a chill; to make chilly; to cause to shiver; to affect with cold.
  • To check enthusiasm or warmth of feeling of; to depress; to discourage.
  • To produce, by sudden cooling, a change of crystallization at or near the surface of, so as to increase the hardness; said of cast iron.
  • To become surface-hardened by sudden cooling while solidifying; as, some kinds of cast iron chill to a greater depth than others.
  • coldness due to a cold environment
  • an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
  • a sudden numbing dread
  • a sensation of cold that often marks the start of an infection and the development of a fever
  • loose heat
  • make cool or cooler
  • depress or discourage

How to use chill in a sentence. Chill pronunciation.

For, at the question, curtains seemed to drop from all around me, and leave me in the midst of pains and miseries, in a chill air that froze me to the marrow.
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They saw only the yellow sand, the ever-receding oasis, the brackish, undrinkable water, the withered and fruitless date- tree, handfuls of dourha for their food by day, and the keen, sharp night to chill their half-dead bodies in a half-waking sleep.
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But chill penury could not repress his noble rage.
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At this time she took little or no medicines, the physicians and the family having no confidence in their curative effect; but, on the 1st of January, 1884, she had so many chills and hemorrhages, that they sent for the family physician to aid in checking, if possible, the severe attack.
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Whenever Captain Sellers approached a body of gossiping pilots, a chill fell there, and talking ceased.
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Of a sudden his lips and tongue were very dry, and he felt a disagreeable chill running down his back.
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A sudden chill made her teeth chatter.
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They were young gentlemen, with their necks so uncovered it almost gave me a chill.
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He left the room and went to find Madame Jaubert, whom he awakened, and briefly told her that his wife had been seized with a severe nervous attack-the effect of a chill.
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Exposure to the direct action of the sun's rays was frequently followed by nausea, a slight chill, and then a high fever.
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The air was chill at that hour.
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Already he felt the chills of evening.
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Save that a certain fire of the bosom and spark of faith glittered in his eyes, his cheeks were smooth, his body delicate and thin, unable to bear any injury, and liable to be overcome by even a light chill or heat.
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After the spring, summer comes with its fullness and fruitage spiritual; autumn follows with its withering winds which chill the soul; the Sun seems to be going away until at last the mantle of winter overspreads and only faint traces of the effulgence of that divine Sun remain.
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He put some water on to boil and jumped into his bath which was always poured out the night before in order to take the chill off.
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She looked at them, and seemed, as usual, borne up on some wave of exaltation and emotion, by which her life at once became solemn and beautiful-an impression which was due as much, perhaps, to the solitude and chill and silence of the gallery as to the actual beauty of the statues.
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Katharine's ignorance of Shakespeare did not prevent her from feeling fairly certain that plays should not produce a sense of chill stupor in the audience, such as overcame her as the lines flowed on, sometimes long and sometimes short, but always delivered with the same lilt of voice, which seemed to nail each line firmly on to the same spot in the hearer's brain.
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CHAPTER XXIII When Ralph Denham entered the room and saw Katharine seated with her back to him, he was conscious of a change in the grade of the atmosphere such as a traveler meets with sometimes upon the roads, particularly after sunset, when, without warning, he runs from clammy chill to a hoard of unspent warmth in which the sweetness of hay and beanfield is cherished, as if the sun still shone although the moon is up.
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It hinted at the existence of something stern and unapproachable in her daughter's character, which struck chill upon her, as the sight of poverty, or drunkenness, or the logic with which Mr. Hilbery sometimes thought good to demolish her certainty of an approaching millennium struck chill upon her.
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These moments, however, were only the necessary shadow or chill which proved the substance of her bliss, and did not damage the radiance which seemed to rest equally upon the whole party.
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Examples of Chill

Example #1
He stopped weaving, and peered over at me with his staring blue eyes, and I felt a sudden quickening of the heart.
Example #2
For we are the last, Davy, the last of the Claridges.
Example #3
And then the savage struggle for life-with all the gain to the pashas and the beys, and those who ruled over them; while their own wounds grew foul, and, in the torturing noon-day heat of the white waste, Death reached out and dragged them from the drooping lines to die.
Example #4
No vision of loot or luxury allured these.
Example #5
He was always planning and writing new novels, even when he had no place to lay his head.
Example #6
After his first wife died, he suffered agonies of grief, accentuated by wretched health, public neglect, and total lack of financial resources.