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  • n  an ordinary man
    a lucky stiff
    a working stiff
  • n  the dead body of a human being
    the murderer confessed that he threw the stiff in the river
  • s  not moving or operating freely
    a stiff hinge
  • s  powerful
    a stiff current
    a stiff breeze
  • s  rigidly formal
    the letter was stiff and formal
  • a  having a strong physiological or chemical effect
    a potent cup of tea", "a stiff drink
  • s  marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
  • s  incapable of or resistant to bending
    a palace guardsman stiff as a poker
    stiff hair
    a stiff neck
  • s  very drunk
  • r  extremely
    bored stiff
    frightened stiff
  • r  in a stiff manner
    his hands lay stiffly

  • Lowe's first pictures of the Senator and his family, taken when Jack was stiff and rushed by the campaign schedule, disappointed the photographer.
  • Citing the current global economic crisis as "the biggest Depression since The Notebook," she gives a stiff, rehearsed stance on what should be done in Iraq and with the crumbling .
  • There's stiff competition the handling of mad cow disease, the royal family's years of dysfunction but it is hard to think of anything in modern times that has held Britain .
News & Articles

  • Ethan Skolnick: Miami Heat’s Pat Riley has no plans to stop enjoying a great run
    There have been many jokes about Pat Riley’s hair, about how it has stayed slick and stiff and – for so long — black, jokes that resurfaced this March when Celtics executive Danny Ainge retorted to a Riley rip by resorting to a “goop” quip.
    June 21, 2013 - The Palm Beach Post
  • More Travelers Coverage Watson Leads Travelers At 10 Under; Reed, Harrington 2 Back
    CROMWELL — Bubba Watson said he didn't feel "his best, a little stiff" when he awoke early Friday for his 7:50 a.m. tee time. And after bogeying his first hole, No. 10, he felt a little worse.        
    June 21, 2013 - Hartford Courant
  • Analysis: Tough fight for Obama housing nominee may be win-win for White House
    By Margaret Chadbourn WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's pick to oversee mortgage financiers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will face stiff resistance in the Senate confirmation process but the White House could still win if he is rejected by labeling Republican senators as obstructionists. Obama nominated Democratic Representative Mel Watt of North Carolina to replace Edward DeMarco as ...
    June 20, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

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