Phrases with "chilly"

And one and all, fat or thin, chilly or motherly, they reacted to her in precisely the same way. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Sinclair Lewis With a vexed “Hang it!” he mused, “I suppose John would pray, no matter how chilly the floor was. The Willow Walk by Sinclair Lewis

R. D. Blackmore The present century opened with a chilly and dark year, following three bad seasons of severity and scarcity. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

The Thames was not so frozen yet this yeare, As is my bosome, with the chilly feare Of your not comming, which on me doth light, As on those Climes, where halfe the world is night. Elegies vpon Svndry Occasions by Michael Drayton [1627]

Scarce had night’s chilly shade forsook the sky What time to nibbling sheep the dewy grass Tastes sweetest, when, on his smooth shepherd-staff Of olive leaning, Damon thus began. The Eclogues of Virgil by translated by J. B. Greenough

You could cull out the trill of mountain brooks, the staccato of green rushes shivering above chilly lagoons, the pipe of sleepy birds. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Ann Radcliffe The chilly dews fell thick, and Mary, fatigued in body, and harassed in mind, lay almost expiring on her horse, when they stopped under an arch of the ruin. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]

I am not aware of what my young friend had been doing on deck all that morning, but the hands he rubbed together vigorously were very red and imparted to me a chilly feeling by their mere aspect. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

How well she remembered sitting in that very window, watching the ceaseless rain, with a chilly sense of having been forgotten and neglected by her old companion. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

The night was cold and chilly and there was not a soul in sight when he stopped his car. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Elizabeth Gaskell I never felt so chilly a spot in my life. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

John Galsworthy And into the chilly kiss he placed on her forehead, Soames put more than his usual warmth. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

Thomas Hardy There was a chilly wind blowing outside, and the lightship on the quicksand afar looked harassed and forlorn. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

Arthur Machen The fire seemed to burn low, and the chilly air of the morning crept into the room; Villiers got up with a glance over his shoulder, and, shivering slightly, went to bed. The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen

The charge was not absolutely groundless, for when the yellow-faced fellow was chilly with a collapse, I had administered reviving sips of whisky-and-water. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Willa Cather He had often thought with pride that winter died at his front doorstep; within, no draughty halls, no chilly corners. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

THE air was thick with falling snow, and the country side looked a formless mass of chilly whiteness, as the south-western mail train carried John Treverton on a lonely midnight journey. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Percy Bysshe Shelley His whole frame trembled with chilly horror, and he could scarcely withhold himself from again fainting. Zastrozzi by Percy Bysshe Shelley [1810]

Robert Burns Now life’s chilly evening dim shades on your eye, And ushers the long dreary night; But you, like the star that athwart gilds the sky, Your course to the latest is bright. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

John Galsworthy Death! It was a chilly business. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

Guy de Maupassant When Madame Loisel took back the necklace Madame Forestier said to her with a chilly manner: “You should have returned it sooner; I might have needed it. The Diamond Necklace (La Parure) by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

H. G. Wells The sky was overcast, the morning chilly and lit by a clear, cold, spiritless light. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Edith Wharton She threw a vague look about the chilly rain-dimmed room. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Rafael Sabatini After that, you conceive, the meal proceeded with some constraint, and La Gradella was very chilly towards him when he took his leave. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

Elizabeth Von Arnim But it’s easy,” she added, going on being extremely chilly with George, “to be generous when you’re so rich. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

It was a clear, and rather a chilly night; the stars were twinkling with an intense brightness, and as far as the eye could reach there was not a cloud to be seen. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

There were some logs smouldering there, for the September mornings were cool, and the Squire was of a chilly temper. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Elizabeth Gaskell Cynthia came softly in, and taking Molly’s listless hand, that hung down by her side, sate at her feet on the rug, chafing her chilly fingers without speaking. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

H.P. Lovecraft When I came upon it in the ghastly stillness of unending sleep it looked at me, chilly from the rays of a cold moon amidst the desert’s heat. The Nameless City by H.P. Lovecraft [1921]

Isabella Bird The Indian summer lingered, as though unwilling that the chilly blasts of winter should blight the loveliness of this beauteous scene. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

But all at once a shadow appeared in the darkness the outline of which was familiar to d’Artagnan, and a well-known voice said, “Monsieur, I have brought your cloak; it is chilly this evening. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Victor Hugo The justice of the quorum said, — “By order of her Majesty.” The heavy door of oak and iron turned on its hinges, making a chilly opening, like the mouth of a cavern. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Edgar Allan Poe The weather was chilly (oh rare and happy accident!), and a fire was blazing on the hearth. The Gold-Bug by Edgar Allan Poe

Jules Verne The atmosphere threw off that chilly dampness which is felt after the passage of a great meteor. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Rudyard Kipling When I went into the streets of Hong-Kong I stepped into thick slushy London mud of the kind that strikes chilly through the boot, and the rattle of innumerable wheels was as the rattle of hansoms. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Nathaniel Hawthorne One afternoon of a cold winter’s day, when the sun shone forth with chilly brightness, after a long storm, two children asked leave of their mother to run out and play in the new-fallen snow. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

The night was chilly and the billiard-room was the only place where there was a fire, and women nowadays are a daring lot. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

H. G. Wells The first pallor of dawn and a chilly wind were coming up together. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

The little town of Vauchamp, dark and silent, had just retired to bed amid a chilly November rain. Captain Burle by Émile Zola

Edith Wharton Scarcely three years ago — and how bitter memory had turned! A chilly cloud spread over his spirit, reducing everything once more to the leaden hue of reality. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

George Gissing She too had begun to feel the chilly air. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Anthony Trollope It was still chilly in the evenings, and she would have fires lit. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Instantly the water began rushing in, and he shuddered to feel how chilly it was. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

John Galsworthy But in Chanctonbury Ring there were none — its great beech temple was empty of life, and almost chilly at this early hour; they came out willingly again into the sun on the far side. To Let by John Galsworthy

I am like to be chilly enough. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

T. E. Lawrence Posterity was a chilly thing to work for, no matter how much a man happened to love his own, or other people’s already-produced children. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

John Galsworthy The earth gave forth a fainting warmth, stealing up through the chilly garment in which winter had wrapped her. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

M. R. James I dare say you’re a chilly subject, Mr Humphreys: I’m not: and there’s where the distinction lies. More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Wilkie Collins We felt the chilly temperature, in spite of the protection of our dressing-gowns and our traveling-wrappers. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Did Jeanne wish to go away? The child, with a chilly gesture, had intertwined her little fingers. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Home, after weeks of dirt and hunger! How she longed for it, now that she remembered it! But —! A chilly little doubt raised its head. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

George Meredith Below the top bars of a wizened grate was a chilly fire. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

It was between seven and eight, and the chilly dawn was breaking, but the sea-mist still lay heavily over the marshes, as though it were the winding sheet of the dead. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Sinclair Lewis On chilly mornings he always completed the first layers of dressing in the warm bathroom. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

The fair Adela was a chilly personage, and liked to bask in her easy-chair before the fire. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

It was a chilly place with no fire, and I kicked my heels there for twenty minutes. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Thomas Hardy It will help me home, for I feel the chilly fog from the meadows of Cardinal as if death-claws were grabbing me through and through. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

F. Scott Fitzgerald December. Cool winds at night now, and damp, chilly mornings on the drill-grounds. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

John Lewis Burckhard It was a chilly night, and the heat of the preceding day had rendered us still more sensible to the cold. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Rudyard Kipling Next, she shot over the target twice, then wide to the left twice — always with the same deliberationwhile a chilly hush fell over the company, and Mrs. Beighton took out her handkerchief. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

When we had finished, the blankets were served out immediately, and we were hustled off once more to the bare, chilly cells. Collected Essays by George Orwell

H. G. Wells I went, and now I was past my ebb, and sat in a seat upon the parade, and watched the brightening of those rising clouds of chilly fire that made the ruddy west seem tame. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Algernon Blackwood He drew me within the chilly hall-way, the sound of our feet echoing up the spiral staircase of stone. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

The air was chilly and the river mist hung everywhere. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

Theodore Dreiser They threatened to cover and obscure his life with chilly greyness. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

In spite of herself, an uneasy feeling diffused itself through her mind, when, the sun going down, a misty, chilly twilight crept over the landscape. Lodore by Mary Shelley

But apathy seemed to have fallen on beast as well as on master, and it jogged funereally, as if in no hurry to leave the chilly out-of-doors for the manse stable. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

At the end of the Rue de Rome the violent chilly breath of the mistral enveloped the victoria in a great widening of brilliant sunshine without heat. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

F. Scott Fitzgerald SHE: (Quite chilly now) No — I have no desire to kiss you. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Grief, brothers! It is terrible! To lose such a husband!” and he set them to work with restoratives, himself rubbing the fallen woman’s chilly hands. The General’s Will by Vera Jelihovsky

The air was chilly and I was glad when the sun came out. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Rudyard Kipling The hill-road to Sutrain is a chilly stretch, and Georgina caught a bad cold. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Edith Wharton Nearly a year had passed since her previous visit to Mrs. Hochmuller, and a chilly April breeze smote her face as she stepped on the boat. Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton [1916]

Elizabeth Gaskell I stole my groping palm upon the clenched and chilly hand of a corpse! Strange to say, this roused me to instant vividness of thought. The Grey Woman by Elizabeth Gaskell [1861]

A chilly sweat of terror stood on my forehead, and my ears were ringing when I walked with faltering steps out into Fetter Lane. The next few days were a very nightmare of horror and gloom. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

H. G. Wells Aren’t clothes artificial? You have to wrap up a child’s body in chilly weather. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

The night was calm and pleasant, though somewhat chilly for the beginning of May, and the moon was getting high in the sky. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

A weight, chilly like stone, fell upon her. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Compared with the fresh Highland glen I had left, where wind and sun and flying showers were never absent, all was chilly and dull and dead. The Watcher by the Threshold by John Buchan [1900]

All these things would tend to delay the rigor mortis setting in, but on the other hand he has been lying out all night in the open air, and the night was chilly — very. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Nellie Bly I did not see any place to sit down, so we all stood on deck, shivering in the damp, chilly air, and looking in the gray fog like uneasy spirits. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

Sinclair Lewis They did not look particularly clerical as they sawed at the handles; it was a chilly November Sunday morning, and they wore shabby greatcoats. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis Several times he broke away from a pinochle game to rush upstairs and see if the note was as chilly as he remembered. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

A chilly yellow fog still hid the house and everything. An Unpleasant Predicament by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [1861]

F. Scott Fitzgerald HE: (Disapprovingly) Sort of a chilly proposition. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Arnold Bennett It was about five minutes to eight on a chilly morning after Easter. Amy, hastily clad in blue, with a rough brown apron, was setting the breakfast table. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Sinclair Lewis Stamping in, chilly from the ride, Mr. Wrenn laughed aloud. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

F. Scott Fitzgerald He put on his cap against the chilly November wind, and set out along the half-mile road to town. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Later Ruth read it to her own extreme satisfaction; but at the time it did seem odd to her that anyone should desire a walk on so chilly and unattractive a night. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

They were hiding in a beech wood, under a squat, ancient tree that kept the wind away but also wetted them periodically with sprinklings of chilly dew. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Edgar Allan Poe LITTLETON BARRY. IT WAS a chilly November afternoon. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

It was built entirely of greenish glass, and it was so damp and chilly that you could almost have fancied yourself under water. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Ivan Turgenev My mother was having a scene with my father; she was reproaching him with something, while he, as his habit was, maintained a polite and chilly silence, and soon left her. First Love by Ivan Turgenev

Three long bands of moonlight fell, chilly bluish, into the vast room, with its French Empire furniture stiffly arranged about the white walls. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

The thicker the better, for it will be chilly before we get to Laverlaw.’ I picked up Anna in the avenue all right, and we swung out of the lodge gates at precisely a quarter-past twelve. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

The air was thick — and in the upper gloom The bat — or something in its shape — was winging; And on the wall, as chilly as a tomb, The Death’s-Head moth was clinging. The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by with biographical introduction by William Michael Rossetti

Now they were just two men alone in a meadow on a chilly spring day. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

They were waiting now in their high, chilly room for the visit that their cousin in Borrowdale was to pay them. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Thomas Hardy It was as wet and chilly as an English June day can occasionally be, but as he waited on the platform in the drizzle he glowed inwardly, and seemed to have something to live for again. The Fiddler of the Reels by Thomas Hardy [1893]

Mr. Brandon, who felt chilly on the hottest summer’s day, and was afraid of showers, buttoned on a light overcoat. Major Parrifer by Ellen Wood [1868]

E. F. Benson It was getting chilly of nights in the shanty, and he looked forward to the time when, Adele having left the Hurst, his cottage could be restored to him. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Andrew Lang Naturally, the men throw over themselves their fur coverlets; but Nestor, a chilly veteran, prefers a chiton and a wide, double-folded, fleecy purple cloak. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins I went to the door to get a breath of fresh air — much to the surprise of our Inspector on duty, who was constitutionally a chilly man. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Ann Radcliffe His respiration was short and laborious, chilly drops stood on his forehead, and all his faculties of mind seemed suspended. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

D. H. Lawrence Ursula and Maggie went on exploring, down to a tinkling, chilly brook, that had worn the snow away in little scoops, and ran dark between. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Suddenly, with a kind of chilly shudder, he opened his eyes wide, and screwed his lips together, and blinked and stared on me with a fatuised uncertainty, that gradually broke into a feeble smile. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Mark Twain A sweep of chilly air passed by, rustling all the leaves and snowing the flaky ashes broadcast about the fire. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Butterflies, somewhat lame from a chilly night’s repose under the lilac leaves, crawled over and over the white phlox, or took a rheumatic flight toward some sun-warmed shrub. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

That is what I have done, and I should not be ashamed if it were known to everybody in Hampshire. Yes, even to Lady Mabel Ashbourne, that pattern of chilly propriety. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Elizabeth Gaskell It’s only that place that seems so chilly and damp. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

John Galsworthy It was not always ‘beer and skittles’ at this season of the year; a ‘proper chilly job sometimes — no error. Over the River by John Galsworthy

The room was dismally cold; indeed, the whole house had a damp, chilly feeling, as though fires were rarely lighted in it. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Meantime in that clean, bare, chilly place there was only one traveller. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

It was very chilly there, and Grant hoped that the Reverend Father would not discipline him by leaving him there too long. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Sinclair Lewis There were only chilly and naked-looking goblets of ice water. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Algernon Blackwood The girl stood in front of him, very near; he felt her chilly breath upon his cheeks; her hair passed blindingly across his eyes; and that icy wind came with her. The Glamour of the Snow by Algernon Blackwood

Sinclair Lewis He sat as chilly as a palace guard at whom the dictator peeps too meditatively. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Mark Twain Within was a small chamber, chilly as an ice-house, and walled by Nature with solid limestone that was dewy with a cold sweat. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

H. G. Wells ONE chilly morning before the great cold and snowstorms of January 1940 locked up the country altogether, Mrs Twain came down to breakfast a little before her husband. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

But while I watch’d, the thought of death Came like a chilly gust, And lo! I shut the window down, With very little lust To join so many marching men, That soon might be March dust. The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by with biographical introduction by William Michael Rossetti

G. K. Chesterton The ideals of the men of that period appear to us very unattractive; to them duty was a kind of chilly sentiment. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Elizabeth Gaskell After her walk she felt chilly and weary, and was busy trying to light her fire with the damp coals, and half-green sticks, when Mary knocked. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

D. H. Lawrence They slept the chilly night through under the hood of the car, a night of unbroken sleep. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Anne Bronte The lady, too, was somewhat chilly in her manner, as I discovered when I had time to reflect. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte [1847]

She was a chilly creature, and loved to bury herself in soft wrappings of satin and fur. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

H.G. Wells Often she bears a palm leaf, but one would not be surprised if one met her carrying a warming-pan softly to some poor chilly sinner. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

His voice, acid and sneering, came out like drops of chilly water. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Wilkie Collins I have been out of doors, alone on a wide heath, in the heat and brightness of noon, and have felt as if chilly fingers were touching me — chilly, damp, softly creeping fingers. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Elizabeth Von Arnim I am afraid their first impression of Germany was a chilly one. Elizabeth and her German Garden by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1898]

Guy de Maupassan He hastened to the window and opened it; but the night air was so chilly that he closed it, lighted a fire, and began to pace the floor once more, saying mechanically: “I must be more composed. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

But night was coming on and a chilly breeze arose. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

E. F. Benson Next morning began the series of awful days, sleet and snow falling relentlessly with gusts of chilly wind, making any out-of-door amusement next to impossible. The Other Bed by E. F. Benson

Willa Cather It’s chilly already, the moment the light goes. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

Robert Burns All else was hush’d as Nature’s closed e’e: The silent moon shone high o’er tow’r and tree: The chilly frost, beneath the silver beam, Crept, gently-crusting, o’er the glittering stream. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

Now sit down and have a warm drink? I feel quite chilly to-night. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

Guy de Maupassan As soon as I arrived, she made me take the foot-warmer and sit upon it, so that I might not catch cold in that large, chilly room under the roof. Bellflower (Clochette) by Guy de Maupassan

For more than three hours he kept his chilly vigil. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

John Galsworthy They dreamed together of blue butterflies, and awoke to chilly gaslight and a breakfast of cocoa and bread-and-butter. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

It is not as hot in summer nor so chilly at other seasons as Concord, and enjoys the advantage of a closer proximity to the city. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Mark Twain We had plenty of chilly tunnels wherein to check our perspiration, though. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

The experienced African traveller awaking with a chilly skin, swallows a tumbler of cold water, and rolls himself in a blanket till he perspires; there is only one alternative. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

H. G. Wells Yes, that first raid upon London under the moist and chilly depression of January had an immense effect upon me. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Kate Chopin It would be a little too chilly if I waited till this afternoon. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

I was just about to retire by the road I had come, for in spite of my fur coat it was uncommon chilly on that perch, when I heard a key turn in the door in the Chateau wall beneath me. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

T. E. Lawrence It was swollen, and the beasts jibbed at it, so that we had to lead the way on foot, through three feet of chilly water. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Sinclair Lewis But sometimes when you were chilly to me I’d get lonely and sore, and pike out and —— Never intended ——” She rescued him with a pitying, “It’s all right. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

H. G. Wells And always we walked swathed warmly through a chilly air, along dim, interminable greasy roads — with never a soul abroad it seemed to us, never a beast in the fields. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Guy de Maupassan Musadieu felt this chilly current freezing his flow of ideas; and, without asking himself the reason, he felt a sudden desire to rise and depart. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu It is a chilly night, and a little fire burns in the grate, over which Sir Richard is cowering. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Algernon Blackwood And then he woke, with a curious shaking in his heart, and a little touch of chilly perspiration on the skin. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

Isabella Bird The chilly dampness and the rise in temperature again may have something to do with the ailments, but I think that we Europeans are suffering from the want of nourishing food. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

He made me lie down on a couch while he fingered the muscles of my neck and shoulder and seemed to be shampooing my head with his long chilly hands. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Margaret Oliphant It had ceased to rain, and in the west there was a pale clearness, which made the leaden loch more chilly still, yet was a sign of amelioration. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Benjamin Disraeli He listened, and each instant the chilly weight loosened from his heart. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Sinclair Lewis Every cold morning for five winters Lyman Cass had remarked, “Fair to middlin’ chilly — get worse before it gets better. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

The night air was very chilly and full of brine; a little boat towing by a long painter was sheering about in the phosphorescent wake of the ship. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Anne Bronte I do not think Mrs. Graham was particularly delighted to see us: there was something indescribably chilly in her quiet, calm civility; but I did not talk much to her. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

T. E. Lawrence The rest of my men would stay in chilly idleness watching the situation develop. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

The night was chilly and the great specialist sat meditating before a big, bright fire. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Sir Thomas Browne But if thy quickening beams a while decline, And with their light bless not this orb of mine, A chilly frost surpriseth every member. Religio Medici by Sir Thomas Browne [1643]

T. E. Lawrence Waves of dank air from the river met us, chilly in our faces; and then Rahail came down swiftly from the left and caught my arm, pointing to a slow column of white smoke rising from the valley. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He was just slipping off into a chilly doze when he was wakened by the taxi-driver opening the door and shaking him by the arm. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Ford Madox Ford Why, she would run after me with a rug upon chilly days. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Late in the evening she returned home and found it bare, chilly and disagreeable. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Isabella Bird Where the road turns to the bridge a line of irregular infantry was drawn up, poorly dressed, soaked creatures, standing in chilly mud up to their ankles, in soaked boots reaching to their knees. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Charles Dickens It was a chilly night, and the fire in the widow’s parlour had burnt low. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

The day had been wet as well as cold; drops of rain and sleet hung about the young man’s rough great-coat, and he brought a damp and chilly atmosphere into the room. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Edith Wharton He had a real love of books, a calm cultivated interest in art; his mind was like a chilly moonlit reflection of her own. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

But that is a chilly story, and worse than an old woman’s tale. On the Magnet by William Gilber

G. K. Chesterton Yet three men and two girls had at last found even the gray and chilly garden more tolerable than the black and cheerless interior. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

He didn’t want to be ruined by his coal-merchant’s bill if it was a chilly spring, he told his household; and at his own bidding the fire-place had been polished and garnished for the summer. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

D.H. Lawrence Siegmund sat in a chilly torpor. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

Margaret Oliphant Everything about was flooded with the keen, clear white moonlight, which in its penetrating chilly fashion was almost more light than day. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

The March night was black and moonless, and a gust of wind blew in upon her as she opened this door, and filled the room with its chilly breath, extinguishing the lamp upon the table. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

No sooner had we come-to, than a strong southeaster, which had been threatening us all day, set in, with heavy rain and a chilly air. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch The landlord observed it, and said — “It’s chilly weather for travelling, to be sure. A Blue Pantomime by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1893]

Theodore Dreiser The spring and summer passed, and now it was early in October. One chilly day Vesta came home from school complaining of a headache. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Even while he was speaking to O’Brien, when the meaning of the words had sunk in, a chilly shuddering feeling had taken possession of his body. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

H. G. Wells Supper was a chilly ceremonial set with necessary over-polite remarks. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

H. G. Wells He spent some chilly and clammy hours at the bottom of the Solent, and he raced at twenty miles an hour in a leaping, bumping tank across the rough of Liss Forest, and both occasions tested him out. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

In the gloomy, chilly hall they made me wait. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Ford Madox Ford It was comfortingly chilly on the exterior, towards his back. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Two boys said, “‘Lo, Mer’dith”; the others gave him a chilly glance and went on talking to Gilly. But Samuel seemed unsatisfied. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Edith Wharton The doors of Skuytercliff were rarely and grudgingly opened to visitors, and a chilly week-end was the most ever offered to the few thus privileged. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

It was not a bar, however, but a large, smart, chilly room with corduroy-upholstered chairs and settees. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Sinclair Lewis You’re as fixed in your routine as if you were in a plaster cast, and you’d be chilly without it!’ ‘Wh-why — me — why, I’m known throughout the entire motor business as a lone wolf. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

Anna Katherine Green It was their last ride and they had gone far — too far, Ermentrude thought, for a day so chilly and a sky so threatening. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

George Meredith The chilly dry leaves began to waken, and the sky showed its grey. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]