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rigid

(rĭ′jĭd) [L. rigidus]
Stiff, hard, unyielding.
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Westmacott remained rigidly in the one position, while from time to time a shadow passed in front of it to show that her midnight visitor was pacing up and down in front of her.
But he checked all such wayward fancies, and held himself rigidly down to his disquisition.
His scope had been rigidly limited, yet whatever he saw, he saw big.
Michael's heredity, rigidly selected for ages by man, was chiefly composed of fierceness and faithfulness.
White Fang walked stiff-legged up the steps and across the porch, with tail rigidly erect, keeping his eyes on Dick to guard against a flank attack, and at the same time prepared for whatever fierce manifestation of the unknown that might pounce out upon him from the interior of the house.
Suppressed rage was in his rigidly set eyes, suppressed rage was in his trembling hand as he raised it emphatically while he spoke his next words.
His teeth were firmly but not rigidly closed; his nerves were as tranquil as a sleeping babe's - not a tremor affected any muscle of his body; his breathing, until suspended in the act of taking aim, was regular and slow.
Anne squirmed off the bed and sat rigidly on a chair beside it, her face swollen and tear-stained and her eyes fixed stubbornly on the floor.
Their observations, reproduced by Barbicane, were rigidly determined.
On the other hand, we may feel sure that any variation in the least degree injurious would be rigidly destroyed.
It was the same stiff, silent figure which at a word from her would turn rigidly into a shop and buy her anything it occurred to her that she would like to have.
However, you will receive it as a memorial of my friendship; and whatever superfluities may redound to you, that piety which you so rigidly maintain will instruct you how to dispose of them.