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
The Bruins did eventually stiffen, with Marcus Moore stuffing quarterback Jake Browning for a two-yard loss on third and one.
The competition stiffens after their bye: Oct. 28 vs. Penn State.
If that includes stretching or posing in a way that both literally and metaphorically stiffens your spine, have at it.
My body became a mold-meter: Entering a moldy building, my teeth chattered or my gait stiffened.
Such a bold aim requires a commensurately bold argument — for a consumption tax or a carbon tax or a zero corporate tax rate or anything for which public-spirited people might stiffen their sinews and summon up their blood.
Backbones stiffened; Karzai’s forces repulsed the Taliban attack.
Irma brought unusual prominence to the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction, a four-story building near the University of Maryland that looks like a ship’s sail stiffened with wind.
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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