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How to use stiff-necked in a sentence

But there was a breeze blowing, a choppy, stiff wind that whipped the water into froth.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
MacRae's heels clicked together and his right hand went up in the stiff military salute.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
I kept a stiff backbone for a while, but presently a futile rage against circumstances bubbled up and boiled over.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
He braced himself unconsciously, and after Zeal's next words did not relax his body, although his lips turned white and stiff.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
If he had cut her, he would have shown less contempt than in that stiff raising of the hat.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
Weston had none of our stiff, formal ways, but was making himself as much at home as possible in such trying circumstances.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
"Sing," said the Bull, as the stiff, muddy ox-bow creaked and strained.
KIPLING STORIES AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW, BOOK IIRUDYARD KIPLING
Sent one pretty stiff cable as we all agreed that we must make ourselves quite clear upon the question of guns and shell.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
All I could do I did this afternoon when the Admiral came to tea and took me for a good stiff walk afterwards.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
"Stiff and cold," said Dorothy, her teeth chattering in her head, and a deeper pallor settling on her face.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO STIFF-NECKED

  • agreed
  • appointed
  • arranged
  • bent
  • certain
  • concluded
  • confirmed
  • customary
  • dead set on
  • decisive
  • definite
  • determined
  • entrenched
  • established
  • firm
  • fixed
  • immovable
  • intent
  • inveterate
  • ironclad
  • locked in
  • obstinate
  • pat
  • pigheaded
  • prearranged
  • predetermined
  • prescribed
  • regular
  • resolute
  • resolved
  • rigid
  • rooted
  • scheduled
  • set in stone
  • settled
  • solid as a rock
  • specified
  • stated
  • steadfast
  • stiff-necked
  • stipulated
  • stubborn
  • unflappable
  • usual
  • well-set
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