Meaning of CHILLING in English

CHILLING

adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a grim/sobering/chilling reminder (= making you feel serious and worried or frightened )

They passed the armed guard, a grim reminder of the ever-present threat of terrorism.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a chilling reminder of the war

The captain's message ended with the chilling words: ""Mission completed. All prisoners disposed of.''

The case is a chilling reminder of how ordinary, seemingly respectable citizens still have racist and deeply intolerant views.

The lawyer gave a chilling demonstration of how the accused used a towel to suffocate his victim.

Today's arrests should send a chilling message to anyone involved in insurance fraud.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

For once there was not that exhilarating, sometimes chilling clarity.

Gradually Jack realized he could never penetrate the chilling force-field that lay between him and the two men.

His description of how he watched helplessly as one of the deadly missiles thundered towards him makes chilling reading.

Outside the door she paused, breathing the chill and chilling air.

She would even have preferred more of his contemptuous accusations to this present chilling remoteness.

The chilling thought struck Sabine to the bone.

These fossil-like impressions of flesh-forms convey a chilling vulnerability not shared but enhanced by the metal material which they now permanently impress.

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