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The House of Mirth
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  • Had she lacked patience, pliancy and dissimulation?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She had expected to find Lily headstrong, critical and "foreign"—for even Mrs. Peniston, though she occasionally went abroad, had the family dread of foreignness—but the girl showed a pliancy, which, to a more penetrating mind than her aunt's, might have been less reassuring than the open selfishness of youth.  (not reviewed by editor)

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