blood-chilling love

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  • I'm quite sure that previous Steinbeck Award recipients like Studs Terkel, Arthur Miller, and Joan Baez would have blood-chilling tales to tell in that same regard, but they never faltered, in fact they all won handsomely against the forces arrayed against them, and they are now part of our proud public idiom of intellectual independence like Mark Twain, Louis Armstrong, and Woody Guthrie.

    Thomas Steinbeck: John Steinbeck, Michael Moore, and the Burgeoning Role of Planetary Patriotism

  • But the nearby woods hide a blood-chilling truth — more terrifying than death itself … and hideously more powerful.

    1408 Screenwriter Remaking Stephen King’s Pet Sematary | /Film

  • I got settled in and was waiting for the woods to quiet down when a god-awful, blood-chilling ROOOOOAAAAARRRR broke out!!!

    Anyone have a good bear story? Here's one of mine..... Back in 1986 I was stationed in Alaska near Fairbanks.

  • Gaddafi's other side – murderous, blood-chilling and arrogant – was on ugly display in an interview he gave to the Washington Post in 2003.

    Gaddafi: a vicious, sinister despot driven out on tidal wave of hatred

  • But the most important part is convincing practitioners -- many of whom went no further than elementary school and don't undergo regular retraining -- that there is something they can do in the blood-chilling moment when a delivery goes awry.

    International Helping Babies Breathe course teaches newborn resuscitation

  • With a blood-chilling yowl the beast leapt for her throat and Alys closed her eyes and thought for all she was worth about shadows, about vapor, mist, and ether.

    The Night Of the Solstice

  • The combination of the unsparing security apparatus, the fear of reprisals, and the efficient government propaganda had sufficiently concealed from most Iraqis the blood-chilling truth that their government had executed hundreds of thousands, perhaps even millions, of its subjects, and had destined many more to prison and torture.

    Peace Meals

  • Three strides we'd taken when something whizzed like a huge hornet overhead, there was a blood-chilling shriek from behind, and as I turned my head, there they were, surging over the lip of the bank a hundred yards to my left-a dozen of those dreaded figures with their scarved heads and flying hair, bows and lances flourished, whooping like fiends as they bore after me.

    Isabelle

  • Startled, I said I would, certainly, ma'am, and the Yawner spat and muttered that given his way he'd cut off more than that; he was giving blood-chilling particulars, but she snapped him into silence, took a last long look at me from those slanted pools, and then asked with perfect composure:

    Isabelle

  • They're usually damned real spectres, too - as they were here, for I'd barely given my order when there was a whistle and a thud, and Grady, on the edge of the clearing, was staggering with an arrow in his brow, and with a chorus of blood-chilling screams they were on us - black, half-naked figures swarming out of the trees, yelling bloody murder.

    Fiancée

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