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.
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.
That’s just the stilted sort of thing I’ve tried to avoid.
There are no more uses of "stilted" in the book.
Show samples from other sources
She slips away, and I grit my teeth as Grandfather coerces me into a stilted discus— sion with the governor.
Sabaa Tahir -- An Ember in the Ashes
Conversations became stilted, and we began to argue for the first time.