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  • n. the state of being chilly

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Coolness; coldness; a chill.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being chill or chilled.
  • n. An unpleasant degree of coldness: as, the chillness of the air.
  • n. Also spelled chilness.


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  • Separated from the Lady Isabelle, whose looks had been for so many days his loadstar, Quentin felt a strange vacancy and chillness of the heart, which he had not yet experienced in any of the vicissitudes to which his life had subjected him.

    Quentin Durward

  • The research found that a hot squash or cordial provided "immediate and sustained relief" from symptoms of a runny nose, cough, sneezing, sore throat, chillness and tiredness.

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  • The warning lights and fires upon the river were powerless beneath this pall, and, but for a raw and piercing chillness in the air, and now and then the cry of some bewildered boatman as he rested on his oars and tried to make out where he was, the river itself might have been miles away.

    The Old Curiosity Shop

  • A chillness, a density in the air that had not been there before.


  • I noticed further that the girl as she came in seemed to bring with her a breath of slight physical chillness ....

    The Jew and other stories

  • We advanced to the fire, which was an agreeable spectacle after our late ride, during the chillness of an autumn evening among the mountains, and first attracted the attention of the guests who had preceded us, by calling for the landlady.

    Rob Roy

  • As I listened to the mournful hollow sound, and heard it die away in the wind, I felt a sudden chillness spread itself over my body.

    The Monk

  • As Lorenzo advanced, He felt a piercing chillness spread itself through his veins.

    The Monk

  • It emitted no heat: On the contrary, the extreme chillness of the place seemed to augment with every moment.

    The Monk

  • The chillness of the night was in my favour, since it kept the other Nuns confined to their Cells.

    The Monk


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