At the crucial moment, she stiffened George HW Bush's spine to fight to rescue Kuwait in the first Gulf War.
She stiffened in her chair and said, "Nobody takes this more personally than the president."
The bearded volunteer, wearing an over-sized black flack jacket, said rebel resistance had stiffened.
It stiffened Israeli backs even further against being conciliatory about starting talks with the Palestinians.
The lining was of heavy black silk, stiffened by the label of the maker which was glued to it.
Emmy Lou held her breath, stiffened her little body, and—waited.
While they stood warming their stiffened hands at the cheerful blaze, Ida entered.
It arched its neck back to almost touch its haunches, stiffened, and was still.
Where they had fallen in drunken stupor the ice-breath of Death had stiffened them for his own.
I could feel them stiffen and chill to it as I had stiffened and chilled.