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pliant
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Jane Eyre
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  • Jane, you please me, and you master me — you seem to submit, and I like the sense of pliancy you impart; and while I am twining the soft, silken skein round my finger, it sends a thrill up my arm to my heart.
  • I could resist St. John’s wrath: I grew pliant as a reed under his kindness.

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as in: a pliant individual Define
able to adjust readily to different conditions or less commonly: susceptible to being led or directed
as in: a pliant material Define
capable of being bent (or perhaps shaped) without breaking
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