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  • And the prose in the memoranda of other officers was always turgid, stilted, or ambiguous.

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  • 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.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride

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