The atmosphere felt stiff and formal, as if this was not part of their routine.
She stepped closer to Alex, her hands balled into fists at the end of stiff arms.
The movement brought a painful awareness of how stiff her muscles were becoming.
She knocked his hand away and headed for the house in a stiff jointed hobble.
I realized booze wasn't the recommended wash-down with my pain medication but I wasn't driving any farm equipment and I really needed a stiff drink.
Both were dressed in black, the Black God pale and stoic and Bianca smiling sadly while a stiff breeze whipped her curls around.
Her body was stiff from her father's blows, her blood racing.
He rose and stretched, stiff and weak but healed.
The tension of the stiff forms in the foyer was overwhelming.
Damian twisted, surprised to find his body stiff with the simple movement.
Sunday morning she was stiff and tired.
Deidre grunted at how stiff her legs were.
His body was stiff, as if he wasn't used to hugging her.
She braided her hair to keep the stiff sea breeze from tossing curls in her face and squinted upward again.
It was bandaged and stiff, but no pain.
Daniela crossed her arms and gave a stiff nod.
Romas ignored her and grabbed Kiera, pulled her away to face him, and gave her a stiff shake.
The boy blushed, appeared conflicted, and at last gave a stiff nod.
The correspondence was stiff and formal and said little, certainly nothing about the town of Ouray and was totally absent any tidbits of historical nature.
You might need a stiff drink or two.
Only in the last year had his sister started writing, and it was always stiff and formal.
He began massaging the stiff muscles.
At the familiar voice and stiff order, she struggled into a sitting position.
We have to get you a good stiff drink and a stomach full of food.
She leaned back against the tree, her back stiff with anxiety.
Her face felt stiff, as if all the blood had drained from it.
It was frustrating, but the only thing she was accomplishing with this interrogation was making their conversation stiff and formal.
She sank to a bench and sipped on her coffee, letting its warmth invaded her body and relax her stiff muscles.
He kneaded the stiff muscles of her neck.
(After Hertwig.) bearing at its free upper end a stiff bristle and running out at its base into a nerve-fibre; (3) concrement-cells, which produce intercellular concretions, so-called oto liths.
Frbs which occur on particular dry kinds of soil, such as lime- rf one rocks, stiff clay, and so forth (Warming, 1909: 289).
Everything visible was made of wood, and the scene seemed stiff and extremely unnatural.
Even in the days before my teacher came, I used to feel along the square stiff boxwood hedges, and, guided by the sense of smell would find the first violets and lilies.
In the years when she was growing out of childhood, her style lost its early simplicity and became stiff and, as she says, "periwigged."
Indeed, I worked so deliberately, that though I commenced at the ground in the morning, a course of bricks raised a few inches above the floor served for my pillow at night; yet I did not get a stiff neck for it that I remember; my stiff neck is of older date.
Beside him was Simon Chekmar, his personal attendant, an old horseman now somewhat stiff in the saddle.
When the count returned, Natasha was impolitely pleased and hastened to get away: at that moment she hated the stiff, elderly princess, who could place her in such an embarrassing position and had spent half an hour with her without once mentioning Prince Andrew.