a. having the quality of being viscous or adhesive; soft and sticky; glutinous; damp and adhesive
As I laid her down, I covered her ice-cold and clammy hand with mine: the feeble fingers shrank from my touch; the glazing eyes shunned my gaze.
Sentence in Classic:
Now, for the first time, the deep stillness of the place laid a clammy hand upon the spirits of the children.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
I found Uriah reading a great fat book, with such demonstrative attention, that his lank forefinger followed up every line as he read, and made clammy tracks along the page (or so I fully believed) like a snail.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
The mud lay thick upon the stones, and a black mist hung over the streets; the rain fell sluggishly down, and everything felt cold and clammy to the touch.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
Her legs were leaden, trembling with fatigue and strain, and she shivered with cold from the clammy sweat that soaked her body.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
Grey and clammy and silent, even from the shuffling of the collieries, for the pits were working short time, and today they were stopped altogether.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence Context