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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
Example sentences from the Web for stiff-necked
Oh, this unbelieving and stiffnecked generation, mine anger is kindled against them!
The Colonel drove his huge fist at the provision-bag, as though to beat the stiffnecked beans into a feathery yielding.The Magnetic North|Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
This was what the stiffnecked Condottiere was now doing as fast as his best enemies could have wished.Little Novels of Italy|Maurice Henry Hewlett
For I will not go up with thee, because thou art a stiffnecked people; lest I destroy thee in the way.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
You are a stiffnecked daughter, but my whip is pliant and will make you pliant too.Plays by August Strindberg, Third Series|August Strindberg