She only wrote two novels, but they establish her as the chronicler of an ossified generation unable to move forward in life.
Although it makes no sense, this simplistic line has been repeated ad nauseam until it has ossified into accepted fact.
Who would you think more likely to reform an ossified economic system?
What the ossified Man did—and it is greatly to his credit—was to do what any other man of his grade would do.
The notochord is restricted and replaced by ossified vertebræ.
This lying around like an ossified man is a nuisance, and its absurd, anyway.
The quadratojugal is not ossified, and the quadrate articulates with the exoccipital.
The wooing of the ossified Man was in the nature of an innovation.
In the Chelonia the scapula and precoracoid are ossified continuously.
The sclerotic in fishes is usually chondrified and sometimes calcified or ossified.
ossify os·si·fy (ŏs'ə-fī')
v. os·si·fied, os·si·fy·ing, os·si·fies
To change into bone.
Drunk; stoned (1901+)