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Used in
The House of Mirth
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  • Misfortune had made Lily supple instead of hardening her, and a pliable substance is less easy to break than a stiff one.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She was smaller and thinner than Lily Bart, with a restless pliability of pose, as if she could have been crumpled up and run through a ring, like the sinuous draperies she affected.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a pliable material
as in: a pliable individual
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