Origin of stiff-necked
OTHER WORDS FROM stiff-neckedstiff·neck·ed·ly [stif-nek-id-lee, -nekt-lee], /ˈstɪfˈnɛk ɪd li, -ˈnɛkt li/, adverbstiff·neck·ed·ness, noun
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How to use stiff-necked in a sentence
Ney said McDonnell needs to “keep a stiff lip” and stay in close contact with family members.Abramoff’s Advice for Virginia’s New Jailhouse Guv|Tim Mak, Jackie Kucinich|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He's so white he's almost mock-white, and so are his jerky, long-necked, mechanical-man movements.The Stacks: Pauline Kael's Talking Heads Obsession|Pauline Kael|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her pallid young face, brow sweating with fear and pain, yet resolute and stiff with sorrow, makes you want to cry.
She wore a sea-green, V-necked frock with a modest hint of cleavage.
FDR wanted to project easy grace rather than stiff formality—especially when communicating complicated matters.
But there was a breeze blowing, a choppy, stiff wind that whipped the water into froth.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
MacRae's heels clicked together and his right hand went up in the stiff military salute.
I kept a stiff backbone for a while, but presently a futile rage against circumstances bubbled up and boiled over.
He braced himself unconsciously, and after Zeal's next words did not relax his body, although his lips turned white and stiff.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
If he had cut her, he would have shown less contempt than in that stiff raising of the hat.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson