Stiff in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Stiff

(of an object) Rigid; hard to bend; inflexible. | (figuratively, of policies and rules and their application and enforcement) Inflexible; rigid. | (of a person) Formal in behavior; unrelaxed.

Short Example Sentences for Stiff

  • 1. Such a stiff little thing. 🔊
  • 2. Though a trifle stiff for my fancy. 🔊
  • 3. Is she sort of stiff and dried-up? 🔊
  • 4. He attempted to sit up but was too sore and stiff to move. 🔊
  • 5. Again his good horse was urged to a stiff gallop. 🔊
  • 6. Mixing with water they made a stiff paste or dough. 🔊
  • 7. It was too stiff to move, and he used his knuckles. 🔊
  • 8. It was a tall figure, with a stiff military bearing. 🔊
  • 9. At first she sat as stiff as a post, without stirring. 🔊
  • 10. He was helpless before the smile that writhed upon her stiff lips. 🔊
  • 11. Pretty stiff session," he commented. 🔊
  • 12. A black night is necessary; a stiff bamboo rod, and a dark lantern. 🔊
  • 13. I found myself standing, stiff and shivering, in a certain little Texas town. 🔊
  • 14. It was so cold that the world seemed as stiff and stark as a poet's hell. 🔊
  • 15. A stiff struggle then took place in which Johnson's men were badly worsted. 🔊

How to use Stiff in Sentences?

  • 1. It would take from it its freedom and flexibility and make it stiff and formal. 🔊
  • 2. Here all was formal, stiff repressed; that gayety was real, that merriment was sincere. 🔊
  • 3. So our Sunday mornings were a bit stiff and disappointing, but our afternoons were heavenly. 🔊
  • 4. The maid, who would have shone among many women, looked stiff and dull by contrast. 🔊
  • 5. The colt raised its head, struggled, put out one stiff fore leg, and then the other. 🔊
  • 6. I would sit and watch that stiff dignity of self-indulgence, and wonder, wonder.... 🔊
  • 7. With stiff stealthiness he approached the break again, pretending a hesitancy that he enjoyed immensely. 🔊
  • 8. I kept a stiff backbone for a while, but presently a futile rage against circumstances bubbled up and boiled over. 🔊
  • 9. I have heard that stiff people lose something of their awkwardness under high ceilings, and in spacious halls. 🔊
  • 10. Ashe turned his head over his shoulder, and for a few seconds did not move it again, but stood as if with a stiff neck. 🔊
  • 11. But at last even his patience was exhausted, and he sent the squire a pretty stiff letter about the arrears due. 🔊
  • 12. Your back'll be so blame stiff in about three days that you'll wish you never seen a pan or a shovel. 🔊
  • 13. In Germany a kind of ornament is applied to rich stiff fabrics which is almost peculiar to the country. 🔊
  • 14. Dick picked up the limp little body, and made his way to the couch where he deposited it gently among the stiff red pillows there. 🔊
  • 15. When he rose he went to his sideboard, and, taking out a bottle, poured out a stiff drink and tossed it off. 🔊
  • 16. Being hopelessly outnumbered I contented myself with a strategical movement necessitating several stiff rearguard actions. 🔊
  • 17. And at every jolt Bowles' head snapped back and his muscles grew stiff at the jar. 🔊
  • 18. It was Vetch who had "unsettled" him, who had taken the wind out of the stiff sails of his prejudices. 🔊
  • 19. Abreast of it, along the atoll, travelling with equal speed, was a stiff bending of the cocoanut palms and a blur of flying leaves. 🔊
  • 20. If you have a towel to put about my middle, and a good stiff drink, I'll be more myself. 🔊