Sentence Examples


  • Friends and strangers alike acted out their stilted scenes before dropping onto the page as words again.
  • Speaking generally, they are characterized by a stilted, affected style and a tone of gross adulation.
  • Most of the compositions in the literary language, whether old or archaistic, are in a stilted style and often with parallelisms of phrase like those of Hebrew poetry.
  • Af ter the death of Holberg, the affectation of Gallicism had reappeared in Denmark; and the tragedies of Voltaire, with their stilted rhetoric, were the most popular dramas of the day.
  • At present few persons beyond their teens would care to read it through, so unnatural and stilted is its language, so thin its material and so consciously mediated its sentiment.