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pliant
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Don Quixote
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pliant
Used in
Don Quixote
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  • I fear that he will think ill of my pliancy or lightness, not considering the irresistible influence he brought to bear upon me.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …thoughts; and so the counsels of the priest, who was a wise and kindly disposed man, prevailed with him, and by their means he and his partisans were pacified and tranquillised, and to prove it put up their swords again, inveighing against the pliancy of Quiteria rather than the craftiness of Basilio; Camacho maintaining that, if Quiteria as a maiden had such a love for Basilio, she would have loved him too as a married woman, and that he ought to thank heaven more for having taken her…  (not reviewed by editor)

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