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  • s  artificially formal
    a stilted letter of acknowledgment
    when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation

  • Perhaps more stilted and tense than usual for most of the debate, but he never forgot who is at the top of the ticket and the immediate goals of the campaign.
  • The small screen had created a new, unforgiving standard in politics, the young Gore wrote, one that rewards the smooth performer and dooms the stilted one.
  • Such stylings have a stilted delicacy that perfectly matches the art.
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  • Italy vs. Uruguay: La Celeste Need Win to Build Momentum Toward 2014 World Cup
    If Uruguay are going to come out of their coma in time for the 2014 World Cup, they need to start by upending Italy in the Confederations Cup third-place match. Oscar Tabarez 's side has looked a little better in the tournament so far, but Uruguay's performances in the group stage will have done little to allay the fears of supporters. This is still a stilted team that hasn't moved on from an ...
    June 29, 2013 - Bleacher Report

  • Lote Tuqiri in
    It's just great for Australian rugby and I guess great for me because you always pick up a few different things from guys coming in and you know you don't want to get stilted into just playing one style all the time,Tuqiri said. "If you...
  • Pete Carroll in Whittier Daily News
    It's about understanding your mind can make you press,Carroll said. "It can cause you to get stilted in your performance."
  • Okram Ibobi Singh in The Australian
    Twenty-five years ago, on a flight from Cairo to New Zealand, somebody gave me a copy of the English translation of the Ramayana to read. It was not very reader friendly. The language was stilted. I realised that the world needed a contemporary and... Alister Taylor Hindustan Times Sep 27, 2009 94750 125914 stilwell Chief minister of Manipur state Okram Ibobi Singh added: Free trade with Southeast Asian countries and India's northeast would be possible only with the reopening of the Stilwell Road."

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