stiffen

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  • And then she saw him stiffen and his eyes go to the door. Cited from The Angel of Terror, by Edgar Wallace
  • She could feel him stiffen, but when his voice came it was even. Cited from The Vertical City, by Fannie Hurst
  • He stiffened, dropped his hand from her head and looked straight at her. Cited from The Trail Horde, by Charles Alden Seltzer
  • I tried to make him stand on his head, but he refused to stiffen out. Cited from Alone, by Norman Douglas
  • He stiffened as if he had been struck, but only for a second. Cited from The Top of the World, by Ethel M. Dell
  • There was a light in his own that made the little man stiffen. Cited from Square Deal Sanderson, by Charles Alden Seltzer
  • The light came back into his eyes and his body stiffened. Cited from Lucia Rudini, by Martha Trent
  • And then she saw him stiffen in the chair, and his eyes narrow. Cited from Alcatraz, by Max Brand
  • But the moment the door opened, his body seemed to stiffen again. Cited from The War Terror, by Arthur B. Reeve
  • Then her own body stiffened as she realized what she had said. Cited from Then I'll Come Back to You, by Larry Evans
  • She felt his arm stiffen behind her like an iron bar. Cited from The Wrong Woman, by Charles D. Stewart
  • Battle was fairly joined now, and they heard the old lady stiffen to attention. Cited from Kim, by Rudyard Kipling
  • It was more than sufficient for his purpose and soon the animal stiffened out in death. Cited from The Mansion of Mystery, by Chester K. Steele
  • All she knew was that the man beside her had suddenly stiffened. Cited from Helena, by Mrs. Humprey Ward
  • The mother heard her child's voice, and her soul returned to the already stiffening body. Cited from Mohammed Ali and His House, by Louise Muhlbach
  • Then he stiffened like a dead man, touched his hat, and turned away. Cited from Boy Woodburn, by Alfred Ollivant
  • He could not look back to see if he gained, however, as his neck was stiffening. Cited from The Puppet Crown, by Harold MacGrath
  • They stiffen if they stay a whole night on the cross. Cited from Caesar Dies, by Talbot Mundy
  • His moral nature stiffened itself to stand for truth and his brother at all costs. Cited from What Necessity Knows, by Lily Dougall
  • You have seen other faces stiffen, and other people carried out and forgotten. Cited from Old Kaskaskia, by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
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Meaning of stiffen

  • verb Become stiff or stiffer
    He stiffened when he saw his boss enter the room
  • verb Make stiff or stiffer
    Stiffen the cream by adding gelatine
  • verb Restrict
    Tighten the rules, stiffen the regulations