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adj. chill·i·er, chill·i·est
1. Cool or cold enough to cause discomfort. See Synonyms at cold.
2. Feeling cold, often to the point of shivering.
3. Unenthusiastic: The movie opened to a chilly reception from the critics.
4. Distant and cool; unfriendly: a chilly look.

chill′i·ly adv.
chill′i·ness n.
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in a cold manner
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The studious young ladies at Alton College, elbows on desk and hands over ears, shuddered chillily in fur tippets whilst they loaded their memories with the statements of writers on moral science, or, like men who swim upon corks, reasoned out mathematical problems upon postulates.
Indeed, chillily, with its act this hierarchy doesn't appear even to be much pushed about this evil phenomenon enfeebling and emasculating the polity to its very roots.
More chillily, while that speaks of absence of any real truck of the politicos with the mass of the people, it also brings to the damning limelight the glaring reality of now-an unbridgeable long distance between them and the public.