STILTED in a Sentence

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 a.  stiff and artificially formal; inflated
Classic Sentence:
1  Without understanding when or how, without a tangible change in the stilted intoning of the stage-puppets, she was conscious of another time and place.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
2  Only the Henty books and the Elsie books and the latest optimisms by moral female novelists and virile clergymen were in general demand, and the board themselves were interested only in old, stilted volumes.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
3  That's just the stilted sort of thing I've tried to avoid.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
Example Sentence:
1  His stilted rhetoric did not impress the college audience; they were immune to bombastic utterances.
2  He writes in a formal and rather stilted style.
3  The other irony, of course, is that people live in small stilt houses over the water - there are no cars in the village.