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pliant
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David Copperfield
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pliant
Used in
David Copperfield
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  • I knew as well, when I saw my mother's head lean down upon his shoulder, and her arm touch his neck I knew as well that he could mould her pliant nature into any form he chose, as I know, now, that he did it.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'Someone that I know, Trot,' my aunt pursued, after a pause, 'though of a very pliant disposition, has an earnestness of affection in him that reminds me of poor Baby.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He had not a pliant face, he had rather a stiff neck, rather a tight smooth head with short hair clinging to it at the sides, a soft way of speaking, with a peculiar habit of whispering the letter S so distinctly, that he seemed to use it oftener than any other man; but every peculiarity that he had he made respectable.  (not reviewed by editor)

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