Examples of stiffen in a Sentence
She stiffened when he grabbed her shoulder.
The dogs stiffened in alarm.
The law would stiffen penalties for tax evasion.
Recent Examples of stiffen from the Web
That advantage disappears once the Clubman is tuned for performance by JCW, with its lowered and stiffened suspension that makes the ride brittle and less than pleasant as a daily driver.
Silver began to pull him onto his back but Wiggington stiffened.
Health officials with concerns about the potency of fentanyl opioids squared off Wednesday with law enforcement officials worried about soaring incarceration rates during the latest debate on legislation to stiffen Alabama's drug laws.
But that could stiffen the resolve of others to outlast — if not combat — the vandals at the gates.
Perhaps your jaw stiffens, or your heart rate speeds up.
That's going to be especially tough in this instance because the wide tower that supports the surge tank is circular in form and fluted with rounded ribs that stiffen its flanks.
The Bucks surpassed that point total early in the fourth before the Heat’s defense stiffened and Milwaukee missed some makeable shots.
And not just money laundering: Partner Colorado’s lawyer warned Seefried that the government could also charge her and the credit union’s volunteer board with racketeering, a charge of criminal conspiracy that stiffens any penalties.
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