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    Chill in the air

    Hi everybody!


    I've just seen the last episode of Revenge and there is a sentence that I can't really figure out what it means.

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    Many believe there is no such thing as too much love. That its warmth is a comfort from which we never tire. But when love turns to obsession, it consumes itself. The flame that nourished becomes angry, merciless, an all-consuming blaze. Leaving us confused by the chill in the air and the hate left behind.

    So the "leaving us confused by the chill in the air" part is that I don't understand.
    Is "chill" here meaning "cold" or something different?

    Can anyone help me with this sentence?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Chill in the air

    Yes, if there is "a chill in the air", it is a little bit cold.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Chill in the air

    Thanks for your answer.

    So it means: After the all-consuming blaze when it gets a little bit cold we got confused?
    Or something like that?


    Sorry, if my English is not that good.

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    Re: Chill in the air

    Quote Originally Posted by Evelyn1428 View Post
    Hi everybody!


    I've just seen the last episode of Revenge and there is a sentence that I can't really figure out what it means.

    The context:
    Many believe there is no such thing as too much love. That its warmth is a comfort from which we never tire. But when love turns to obsession, it consumes itself. The flame that nourished becomes angry, merciless, an all-consuming blaze. Leaving us confused by the chill in the air and the hate left behind.

    So the "leaving us confused by the chill in the air" part is that I don't understand.
    Is "chill" here meaning "cold" or something different?

    Can anyone help me with this sentence?

    Thanks in advance!
    In that use, "chill" means a bad feeling. The warmth of love has become cold.

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    Re: Chill in the air

    Thank you for your help.

    Now it's clear.

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    Re: Chill in the air

    Apologies, I thought you had understood the phrase in its context but wanted the literal meaning. If you walk into a room and there is a chill in the air, it could be a little cold, or the room could contain two people who don't get on or who have just had a row (or similar) and there is a "chilly atmosphere".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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