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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Yet tougher oversight would all but certainly require support from the Trump administration and buy-in from congressional Republicans -- both of whom want to reduce financial regulation not stiffen it.
The package also includes specially tuned antilock brakes and stability control, MagneRide adaptive shock absorbers, redesigned front splitter and rear spoiler, stiffened springs and stabilizer bars.
New York's defense stiffened, though, and held the Falcons to a 29-yard field goal by Bryant to give Atlanta a 25-20 lead with 5:19 left.
Idaho State’s defense then stiffened, and Gueller threw second-quarter touchdowns to Hagen Graves and Mitch Gueller, giving the Bengals a 31-16 halftime lead.
Then her body stiffened and everything went blurry.
His response: To hold his head high, stiffen his back and soldier on with dignity and confidence.
While the company hasn’t lost any major contracts yet, competition is stiffening as rivals big and small snag digital services contracts.
Carroll stiffened on defense in the fourth quarter, allowing Marcus just 21 yards in 10 plays.
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