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pliant -- as in: a pliant individual
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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
  • He has a pliant nature.
  • The manner of this gentleman was distinguished by a pliant grace and courtesy unknown to the present generation.
    Collins, Wilkie  --  Man And Wife
  • "By force of reason too," returned the pliant secretary.
    Dickens, Charles  --  Barnaby Rudge - A Tale Of The Riots Of ’Eighty
  • I grew pliant as a reed under his kindness.
    Bronte, Charlotte  --  Jane Eyre

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  • Her heart must be just as soft, her temper just as free from angles, her character just as pliant.
    Eliot, George  --  Adam Bede
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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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