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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • ’Have you anything to say?’ demanded Squeers again: giving his right arm two or three flourishes to try its power and suppleness.
  • On tiptoe it was destined to remain, however, until afternoon; when Squeers, having refreshed himself with his dinner, and further strengthened himself by an extra libation or so, made his appearance (accompanied by his amiable partner) with a countenance of portentous import, and a fearful instrument of flagellation, strong, supple, wax-ended, and new,—in short, purchased that morning, expressly for the occasion.

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  • Yoga keeps my body supple.
  • She is as supple as a gymnast.

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