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.
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Manual allowed a total of 32 points and posted three shutouts during a 6-0 start last season but allowed 26 points per game as the schedule stiffened during the second half of the year.
In Dynamic mode, the turbo lag was lessened, as the car turned sportier, with the shift points sharpening, the steering stiffening and the brakes becoming more responsive.
And that rigidity is with a folding back seat, which usually serves as a solid bulkhead for stiffening.
Senators have just a few weeks to act before leaving town for the long August recess, and Republican leaders are counting on pressure from the White House and outside groups to stiffen their members' resolve.
And Russia looms over the Capitol: Lawmakers are negotiating the final details of a bill to stiffen sanctions against the country while multiple committees are advancing their probes into Russia's meddling in U.S. elections.
Changes proposed this week include: ► Stiffening the requirements that most able-bodied adults on Medicaid work or volunteer at least 20 hours a week.
In early 2016, amid stiffening competition, BuySeasons cut a third of its workforce.
Stripped of its interior, insulation, and sound deadening, the car’s cabin is dominated by a rally-spec roll cage, significantly stiffening the 23-year old bodyshell.
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