The hostility to himself, of which he had come slowly to be conscious, as a man grows slowly to perceive a frostiness
in the air, had insensibly sapped his self- confidence and lowered his claims.
- "Chippinge Borough", Stanley J. Weyman.
No hue on the richly tinted leaves nor on the rival chrysanthemums was brighter than his hope, and the cool, pure air, in which there was as yet no frostiness,
was like exhilarating wine.
- "Nature's Serial Story", E. P. Roe.
Here he was arrested by Fate, in the form of a battered man in black, who, springing from the solitary frostiness
of the terrace, threw his arms about him and kissed him on both cheeks.
- "The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol", William J. Locke.