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  • adv. In a stiff manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a stiff manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a stiff manner, in any sense of the word stiff.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a stiff manner
  • adv. in a rigid manner


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stiff +‎ -ly


  • It would appear that only the Governor-General, who has a personal connection with Haiti and who has just lost friends and relatives there, is expected to remain stiffly aloof, waving a maple-leaf flag.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • His famous helmet of conked hair, which used to descend in stiffly contoured waves to his shoulders, is graying now, and has been trimmed to form a bob that protrudes a good six inches from the back of his head, ballast for the great round expanse of his outthrust jowls and chin.

    Pompadour With a Monkey Wrench

  • For a long moment Jaric stared at the broken skin of his hands, his expression stiffly unreadable.


  • Richina sat in the saddle of her mount " stiffly " in front of the players.

    The Shadow Sorceress

  • "I beg your pardon, Mr. President," stiffly, "it is quite impossible for me to make any pretense of friendship for the present Secretary of the Interior."

    The Enchanted Canyon

  • Our View: He was walking "stiffly" yesterday due to his ailing back, but Heap is confident he will play this weekend.

    Fanball Fantasy Football News - Newsbreakers

  • The character models animate kind of stiffly, but overall, they look good, especially during the cutscenes.

  • In the eighteenth century, the only folk dance deemed respectable was the contra dance, in which the movements were confined to walking stiffly in prearranged patterns, with no motion of the hips.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Each morning during the meetings of the Continental Congress in 1777, John Adams squeezed his round body into breeches, waistcoat, wood-sole shoes, and powdered wig, and walked stiffly from his residence on Walnut and Third streets to the Pennsylvania State House now Independence Hall four blocks away on Chestnut between Fifth and Sixth streets.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • There are ancient images of Bushman rock art showing dance scenes in which a n|om-kxao is bent over, with arms and hands held stiffly behind his or her back.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God


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