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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These were white reliefs with surfaces made from familiar materials and objects (fabric, bread, cotton wool) covered in liquid kaolin, a white clay, which stiffened when dry.
Missouri would rush for 314 yards, but the Rams defense stiffened in the second half.
Indiana had a promising start to its only overtime possession, but Michigan stiffened up once the Hoosiers got close to the goal line.
There’s almost no doubt that the prospect of those cuts stiffened the spines of conservative Democrats who may have worked with Republicans under different circumstances.
The tale had also not stiffened, a necessary development that porpoises need in order to swim.
In the fourth quarter, with the outcome predictable, the Rams stiffened up their defense, and Kendra Langham gave them their largest lead of the night, 77-32, with just over six minutes to play.
Five o'clock: Dump trucks and conveyer belts stiffen like workers on washroom stools who stare into their brown or black hands, or who close their eyes, savoring already that lager's cold burn against their throats.
That’s when the NFL stiffened its domestic violence policy with the six-game standard and more investigative power while the union objected that alterations should be part of a labor deal.
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