Thesaurus / stiffen
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GOP-backed bills in various statehouses aim to ban ballot drop boxes, limit voting periods, restrict absentee voting or stiffen requirements for voter identification.
In December, Congress rewrote aviation safety laws in an effort to stiffen the regulator’s oversight of the company.
AIRLINES GROUND SOME 737 MAX JETS AFTER BOEING DISCLOSES ELECTRICAL PROBLEMIAN DUNCANAPRIL 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
“Mundaun” has a few creepy moments including one jump scare that made my back stiffen in my chair.
‘MUNDAUN’ OFFERS THE RARE CHANCE TO SMOKE A PIPE WHILE TALKING TO THE SEVERED HEAD OF A GOATCHRISTOPHER BYRDMARCH 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Despite America’s growing love for the four-legged friends, only a few states have laws that stiffen penalties for stealing pets.
The Transportation Department’s internal watchdog said in a report that the Federal Aviation Administration still needs to do more to stiffen its oversight of Boeing two years after deadly 737 Max crashes.
FAA STILL NEEDS TO STRENGTHEN BOEING OVERSIGHT AFTER MAX CRASHES, INSPECTOR GENERAL SAYSIAN DUNCAN, MICHAEL LARISFEBRUARY 24, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Black Hood took two steps toward her and saw her gun wrist stiffen.
Jessie saw the dark eyes blaze and the stern face of the countess stiffen with fury.
THE WEIGHT OF THE CROWNFRED M. WHITE
Beardsley saw her stiffen; there was a change across her face, a struggle beneath the eyes.
WE'RE FRIENDS, NOWHENRY HASSE
From where he sat watching—curious to see what Cash would do—Bud saw him flinch and stiffen as a man does under pain.
CABIN FEVERB. M. BOWER
There is also in large bridges wind-bracing to stiffen the structure against horizontal forces.
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