Sentence Examples with the word stiffly

His broad-brim was placed beside him; his legs were stiffly crossed; his drab vesture was buttoned up to his chin; and spectacles on nose, he seemed absorbed in reading from a ponderous volume.

Clara smiled warmly as she stiffly emerged from her car.

At Emesa the Palmyrenes were defeated in a stiffly contested battle.

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He shut the door and strode stiffly to his truck, digging in his pocket for the keys.

He received Bolkonski stiffly and coldly and told him in his foreign accent that he would mention him to the Emperor for a decision as to his employment, but asked him meanwhile to remain on his staff.

Another time, general attention was attracted by a small brown dog, coming heaven knows whence, which trotted in a preoccupied manner in front of the ranks with tail stiffly erect till suddenly a shell fell close by, when it yelped, tucked its tail between its legs, and darted aside.

He walked by her stiffly and heading down the hall.

Her masts--cut somewhere on the coast of Japan, where her original ones were lost overboard in a gale--her masts stood stiffly up like the spines of the three old kings of Cologne.

She walked stiffly to the closet, deciding quickly on a pair of blue jeans and a light shirt with a collar that would hide most of her neck.

She climbed stiffly from the bench and went from window to window, studying the area around the cabin.