stiff; rigid; stark; numb
have reached a stalemate; deadlocked
His ankle had stiffened, his limp was more pronounced, but the pain of it was as nothing compared with the pain of his stomach.
Then sitting stiffly and looking at him she began to cry.
You're expecting her to maybe pull away, or at least to freeze in place.
She froze, she said, eventually watching as her mother's body was dumped in a wheelbarrow and her only parent vanished into the chaos.
For a moment, stiffened by the cramped position in which she had slept, she could not remember where she was.
His friends in the audience shout at him to read the plaque. Frozen on the stage, Bill cannot.
She froze, silent, staring at him with her hands behind her back, framed in the doorway of the kitchen.
Cleaners froze a moment, shook his head, only with the pair of hands frozen stiff brush orange peel was erased again.
The talks with the men (got) bogged down on the question of working hours.
ENGROSSED IN PLAY, Todd and Scott did not hear the train. Finally as the sound became thunderous, Scott looked up and froze.