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The Aeneid
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  • 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 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.

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  • One on his youth and pliant limbs relies; One on his sinews and his giant size.

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as in: a pliant individual Define
able to adjust readily to different conditions or less commonly: susceptible to being led or directed
as in: a pliant material Define
capable of being bent (or perhaps shaped) without breaking
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