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Her fingers were getting stiff.
My leg muscles always feel stiff after a long bike ride.
She was suffering from a stiff neck.
The drawer was rather stiff, so I pulled at it.
The hinges of the box were stiff with lack of use.
a stiff piece of card
a small stiff brush
The washing on the line was frozen and stiff as a board.
Beat in the icing sugar to make a stiff paste.
Whisk the egg whites until stiff.
Her tone was a little stiff, I thought.
His face was stiff with disapproval.
He looked stiff and awkward in his new suit.
Jarvis is up against some stiff competition in this race.
The government forces met with stiff resistance in the north.
Those caught breaking the new law face stiff fines.
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