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 Meanings and Examples of RIGIDITY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
rigidity
 n.  stiffness; physical property of being stiff and resisting bending
Classic Sentence: (84 in 6 pages)
1  Amongst any other population, or at a later period in the history of New England, the grim rigidity that petrified the bearded physiognomies of these good people would have augured some awful business in hand.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In II. THE MARKET-PLACE
2  But his whole face suddenly bore the solemn rigidity of the dead, and his expression did not change during the whole time of the drive home.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 29
3  This was what had caused that strange expression of deathlike rigidity in his face which had so impressed Anna.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 13
4  Alexey Alexandrovitch shuddered at the allusion to his wife, but immediately his face assumed the deathlike rigidity which expressed utter helplessness in the matter.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 24
5  Eternal rigidity had seized upon it in a momentary transition between fervour and resignation.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 9 Sights and Sounds Draw the Wanderers Together
6  As Holmes drew the curtain I was aware, from some little rigidity and alertness of his attitude, that he was prepared for an emergency.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE THREE STUDENTS
7  The rigidity of death had seized upon him between those four planks.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VII—IN WHICH WILL BE FOUND THE ORIGIN OF THE SAYI...
8  They grew enthusiastic for the absolute, they caught glimpses of infinite realizations; the absolute, by its very rigidity, urges spirits towards the sky and causes them to float in illimitable space.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A GROUP WHICH BARELY MISSED BECOMING HISTORIC
9  She tried to replace the arm, but it moved with a frightful rigidity which could not deceive a sick-nurse.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 102. Valentine.
10  Then he sat down, rigidly, his elbow on the arm of the sofa and his chin in his hand.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 5
11  They all had a listless and dreary air of waiting somebody's pleasure, and the most talkative of the ladies had to speak quite rigidly to repress a yawn.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XI
12  The shutters had been opened, but the blinds were already down, with that obedience to the etiquette of death which the British woman of the lower classes always rigidly observes.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
13  The twigs overhung the current thickly, and from distance to distance a large limb of some tree projected rigidly over the stream.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In II
14  I have been bound by my promises as rigidly as any knight of olden times.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 51. Pyramus and Thisbe.
15  Bessie would rather have stayed, but she was obliged to go, because punctuality at meals was rigidly enforced at Gateshead Hall.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
Example Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  With such a supple, sensitive and compassionate mind, rigidity is something you need never worry about.
2  Wood is a composite material, its fibres are embedded in a matrix of lignin, an organic polymer that provides woody plants with their rigidity.
3  The Vibram sole unit could do with a little more rigidity for scrambling, but provides good adhesion for walking on all surfaces.
4  He maintains a rigidly right-wing political stance.
5  The company's structure is rigidly hierarchical.
6  He was in his after-dinner mood; more genial and also more self-indulgent than the frigid and rigid temper of the morning.
7  In remodeling the bathroom, we have replaced all the old, rigid lead pipes with new, pliable copper tubing.
8  Without integration, we are stuck in rigid, inflexible states and to face chaotic feeling or thought.
9  The caste refers to social system based on rigid distinctions of birth, rank, and wealth.
10  He was, in short, in his after-dinner mood; more expanded and genial, and also more self - indulgent than the frigid and rigid temper of the morning.
11  Finally, the fifth item mentioned by the apologist is the rigid monotheism which stamps the whole volume.
12  The cell walls of plants are of a fairly rigid structure.
13  Several colleges in our study have rigid rules about student conduct.
14  She maintained rigid control over her emotional and sexual life.
15  The authorities moved him to the less rigid regime of an open prison.