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The Aeneid
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The Aeneid
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  • One on his youth and pliant limbs relies; One on his sinews and his giant size.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Not fiery coursers, in a chariot race, Invade the field with half so swift a pace; Not the fierce driver with more fury lends The sounding lash, and, ere the stroke descends, Low to the wheels his pliant body bends.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Unhappy Dido little thought what guest, How dire a god, she drew so near her breast; But he, not mindless of his mother's pray'r, Works in the pliant bosom of the fair, And molds her heart anew, and blots her former care.  (not reviewed by editor)

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