Example sentences for: stiffened

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  • His was, as he saw it, a continuous poetic journey, aided here and there by slaves or muses--Arthur Symons, the symbolist who introduced him to the poetry of Paul Verlaine and Stéphane Mallarmé in the 1890s; Maud Gonne, who made Irish nationalism romantic; Lady Augusta Gregory, an Irish Protestant aristocrat who collaborated with Yeats in his search of old Irish folklore and legends; and Ezra Pound, who stiffened Yeats' soft "Celtic" verse with a little modernist geometry.

  • Instead, the paper presented the deal as a personal triumph for Blair, who, it said, stiffened the backbones of "wobbling alliance partners" such as President Clinton.

  • At the same time, however, the Miss America pageant stiffened up its terminology so as to avoid calling the event a beauty contest, or the girls gorgeous.

  • As a result, we've stiffened penalties, raised the drinking age from 18 to 21, mandated license revocation for minors caught driving after drinking any amount of alcohol and, in 16 states, tightened the blood-alcohol standard for drunkenness.

  • MacKinnon argues that sexual harassment laws are a necessary corrective to the oppressive patriarchy of the workplace, and she wants current laws stiffened.


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