pliant

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  • I wish I could see in you a more pliant spirit towards her and towards my aunt. Cited from The Learned Women, by Moliere (Poquelin)
  • But she might better have sent him on ahead, instead of giving him this study of her pliant grace. Cited from A Little Girl in Old Detroit, by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • I am by nature pliant and easily led, and I have never been one for half measures. Cited from The Fool Errant, by Maurice Hewlett
  • She had been taught by a good master and her voice was pure and pliant, although as yet only half developed. Cited from In the Quarter, by Robert W. Chambers
  • To such a spirit the impossible is possible and opportunity is pliant. Cited from Destiny, by Charles Neville Buck
  • What could a man require more from a nation so pliant and so prone to seek after knowledge? Cited from Best of the World's Classics...Prose, Vol. III, Great Britain & Ireland
  • Her free pliant figure was the very perfection of female grace and beauty. Cited from Typee, by Herman Melville
  • She stood swaying from side to side, her beautiful figure pliant as grass. Cited from A Village Ophelia and Other Stories, by Anne Reeve Aldrich
  • He was quite ready to marry, and his pliant little cousin suited him better than any one he knew. Cited from The Doomswoman, by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  • The active young intellect was pliant and strong, but had not yet learned its power. Cited from The Continental Monthly, Vol. I, Mar, 1862, Number III, by Various
  • In this position, as in every position which she naturally took, she had a pliant and personal grace. Cited from Over the Pass, by Frederick Palmer
  • What could a man require more from a Nation so pliant and so prone to seek after knowledge? Cited from Life of John Milton Vol. 3 1643-1649, David Masson
  • But she had grasped his intention and was suddenly become pliant to his will. Cited from The Brass Bowl, by Louis Joseph Vance
  • So slight, yet so round, so trim, yet so pliant -- she was grace itself. Cited from Wilfrid Cumbermede, by George MacDonald
  • They could make them pliant, and excommunicate them for non-payment of interest. Cited from Conflict Between Religion and Science, by Draper
  • Charles now gave him fair words, but evidently intended his real support to be given to some candidate whom he expected to be more pliant. Cited from England Under the Tudors, by Arthur D. Innes
  • The children, without knowing exactly what has happened, will feel different, and will be pliant and easy to manage. Cited from Music As A Language, by Ethel Home
  • The simple natures and forces will always be the most pliant ones. Cited from Our American Holidays: Lincoln's Birthday, by Various
  • What resistance can be offered by manners of so pliant a make, that they have already often yielded? Cited from American Institutions, by Alexis de Tocqueville
  • New images sprang up and the old ones became once more pliant and supple. Cited from The Survivor, by E.Phillips Oppenheim
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