spine-chilling love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Extremely frightening, especially in an eerie way: a spine-chilling novel.

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  • adj. Inducing fear or nervousness, frequently a work of fiction.


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  • The most spine-chilling, hair-raising, blood-curdling, pimple-squeezing dreams about standing naked at a swap-meet, people pointing and laughing, me in the middle of it all slapping my ass cheeks with both hands and a sense of sheer terror jamming my ability to focus, not because I had forgotten to wear clothes, but because my wallet was in the pants I wasn't wearing.

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  • Created by Kentaro Miura, Berserk is a runaway manga locomotive, a crashing colossus of teeth-rattling action, spine-chilling horror, and taboo-breaking humor that fires the boilers of its devoted devotees and just fires the rest.

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  • Horrors movies excite us also and they are full of spine-chilling sequences.

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  • It's a spine-chilling scene I can hardly wait to develop, because it is taking me farther into the Renaissance years of the Giuliana Legacy than I've ever been before.

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  • Only a minority of drivers would have been required to work yesterday, and yet rather than bribing them to get to it with generous over-time payments management insisted that this would over-reach the small print of some 1992 concordat and thereby set a precedent with unknown but spine-chilling consequences.

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  • That's my credo these days, watching all the news anchors gasping out the latest updates on earthquakes, tsunamis, and most spine-chilling of all -- leaking nuclear power plants.

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  • Towell's literary debut, Skary Childrin and the Carousel of Sorrow was recently among the top 100 of Amazon's bestsellers for "children's spine-chilling horror."

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  • Room Two sees Andrew Weatherall and Ivan Smagghe dropping spine-chilling tunes together under their Wrong Meeting guise.

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  • She unlocks an iron portcullis and we step into a humid but spine-chilling cavern.

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  • A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz, on the other hand, has some truly spine-chilling moments leavened by wit and compassion.

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