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pliant
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Othello, the Moor of Venice
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pliant
Used in
Othello, the Moor of Venice
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  • This to hear Would Desdemona seriously incline: But still the house affairs would draw her thence; Which ever as she could with haste despatch, She'd come again, and with a greedy ear Devour up my discourse; which I observing, Took once a pliant hour; and found good means To draw from her a prayer of earnest heart That I would all my pilgrimage dilate, Whereof by parcels she had something heard, But not intentively; I did consent; And often did beguile her of her tears, When I didů  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a pliant material
as in: a pliant individual
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