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  • Mr. Casaubon kept his hands behind him and allowed her pliant arm to cling with difficulty against his rigid arm.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It was as clear as possible that she was ready to be attached to Will and to be pliant to his suggestions: they had never had a tete-a-tete without her bringing away from it some new troublesome impression, and the last interview that Mr. Casaubon was aware of (Dorothea, on returning from Freshitt Hall, had for the first time been silent about having seen Will) had led to a scene which roused an angrier feeling against them both than he had ever known before.  (not reviewed by editor)

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