Example sentences for: stiffly

How can you use “stiffly” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • They aren't debates, no matter how many times the candidates stiffly turn to address each other.

  • "I have always believed there is great merit in the Keynesian view," she says stiffly, and then goes on to admit that downshifting might cause a slowdown in productivity growth--which, from an economist's point of view, is pretty close to the ultimate horror.

  • It's as if he conceived The Phantom Menace as a Japanese No pageant and has purposely deadened his actors, directing them to stand stiffly in the dead center of the screen against matte paintings of space or some futuristic metropolis and deliver lines alternately formal or bemusing.

  • To hold one's fist stiffly in the air in a gesture of ridiculous defiance while the bass amplifier thundered and the guitar shrieked and our man on tenor sax honked deliriously, and to see a barroom audience respond with shouts and their own idiotic fists in the beery air--that was to laugh.

  • A show back then at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute might have displayed a tired ecclesiastical vestment from 17 th -century Spain or a stiffly embroidered linen nightcap looking inert and inscrutable.


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