Tendons and hips seemed to be the main problems, but guys needed muscle-stretching exercises to keep them supple for the day ahead.
Marcus Luttrell -- Lone Survivor
Strength and suppleness came back to my muscles.
Yann Martel -- Life of Pi
His legs were stretched out before him, showing high boots of supple leather that fitted him well, but had seen much wear and were now caked with mud.
J.R.R. Tolkien -- The Fellowship of the Ring
His suppleness even exceeded his strength.
Victor Hugo -- Les Miserables
Spring The first twigs are thin, green, and supple.
Toni Morrison -- The Bluest Eye
My limbs move supplely, I feel my joints strong, I breathe the air deeply.
Erich Maria Remarque -- All Quiet on the Western Front
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His motion reminded me of quicksilver rolling from a jar onto a tabletop: effortless and supple.
Patrick Rothfuss -- The Name of the Wind
But she had loved for her to rinse them because afterward, Esperanza would take Mama’s hands and put the palms on her own face so she could feel their suppleness and breathe in the fresh smell.
Pam Munoz Ryan -- Esperanza Rising
Each time I came to their dock, I tied the boat on the run despite fingers as supple as fence posts.
Pat Conroy -- The Water is Wide
She had so seldom thought of her mother, that sweet dim self-effacing soul, and now for a moment she could only think of her mother’s elegant expressive pianist’s hands, strong-fingered, at once supple and gentle, like one of the Chopin nocturnes she played, the ivory skin reminding her of the muted white of lilacs.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
The colors of living things begin to fade with the last breath, and the soft, springy skin and supple muscle rot within weeks.
Diana Gabaldon -- Outlander
In the poor light they looked like the ordinary plaster casts for sale at Pearl Paint—studio pieces for students to sketch from —but when I drew my finger across the top of the foot I felt the suppleness of marble, silky and grainless.
Donna Tartt -- The Goldfinch
The material’s supple, like fabric, and can be drawn back like a hood in case I don’t want it up full-time.
Suzanne Collins -- Mockingjay
In his head, he could roam anywhere, and he found that his mind was quick and clear, his imagination unfettered and supple.
Laura Hillenbrand -- Unbroken
I feel a foil as quick and supple as my own.
Arthur Conan Doyle -- The Hound of the Baskervilles
Remember, thou hast made me more powerful than thyself; my height is superior to thine, my joints more supple.
Mary Shelley -- Frankenstein
There was something inebriating in the suppleness of this feat.
John Knowles -- A Separate Peace
John Milton was supple and concise.
Joseph Heller -- Catch-22
THE FIRST: Ay, but the cold, supple Gascon—that is the stuff success is made of!
Edmond Rostand -- Cyrano de Bergerac
In due course, we will get to wherever it is your usually less supple mind is trying to take us.
Homer Hickam -- October Sky
The map was ragged, so thumbed that it had grown as supple as a piece of chamois.
Truman Capote -- In Cold Blood
Besides being extremely successful and ambitious, Ms. Marin was what most guys at Rosewood Day would call a MILF—she had long, red-gold hair, smooth skin, and an incredibly supple body, thanks to her daily Vinyasa yoga ritual.
Sara Shepard -- Pretty Little Liars
Not to worry, we’ll find the perfect match here somewhere — I wonder, now — — yes, why not — unusual combination —holly and phoenix feather, eleven inches, nice and supple.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Much he learned from her tender, supple hand.
Hermann Hesse -- Siddhartha
’In my youth,’ said the sage, as he shook his grey locks, ’I kept all my limbs very supple By the use of this ointment—one shilling the box— Allow me to sell you a couple?’
Lewis Carroll -- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
He hated her because she was young and pretty and sexless, because he wanted to go to bed with her and would never do so, because round her sweet supple waist, which seemed to ask you to encircle it with your arm, there was only the odious scarlet sash, aggressive symbol of chastity.
George Orwell -- 1984
He did not say good night until she had become supple to his gentle, seductive entreaties.
Kate Chopin -- The Awakening
Rostov in his cadet uniform, with a jerk to his horse, rode up to the porch, swung his leg over the saddle with a supple youthful movement, stood for a moment in the stirrup as if loathe to part from his horse, and at last sprang down and called to his orderly.
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
Without ceremony, and with a rough hand, he twirled the supple Gamut around on his heel, and more than once affirmed that the Hurons had done themselves great credit in the fashion of his costume.
James Fenimore Cooper -- The Last of the Mohicans
But he scarcely heard Hermione: He had pulled out his Invisibility Cloak and was running it through his fingers, the cloth supple as water, light as air.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
I do beseech you That are of suppler joints, follow them swiftly And hinder them from what this ecstasy May now provoke them to.
William Shakespeare -- The Tempest
The boy knew the devious ways of the Bene Gesserit and he looked supple and confident.
Frank Herbert -- Dune
Free the power within us so that, like the mighty felines of the wild, we know the lithe suppleness of our animal brethren and we are not bound by human chains or caged by their ignorant weaknesses.
P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast -- Marked
Thus accoutred, and walking with the confident tread of such a character, and with the supple freedom of a woman who had habitually walked in her girlhood, bare-foot and bare-legged, on the brown sea-sand, Madame Defarge took her way along the streets.
Charles Dickens -- A Tale of Two Cities
The gentle sea-breeze blew Marguerite’s hair about her face, and sent the ends of her soft lace fichu waving round her, like a white and supple snake.
Baroness Orczy -- The Scarlet Pimpernel
Denis Eady was the son of Michael Eady, the ambitious Irish grocer, whose suppleness and effrontery had given Starkfield its first notion of "smart" business methods, and whose new brick store testified to the success of the attempt.
Edith Wharton -- Ethan Frome
Her brown, supple arms twined and untwined around her waist, like two scarfs.
Victor Hugo -- The Hunchback of Notre Dame
But for all the attention paid to such rituals, Buddhism as practiced by the Sherpas was a refreshingly supple and nondogmatic religion.
Jon Krakauer -- Into Thin Air
He saw again the strength of her legs, the brown of her ankles and calves, the suppleness of her spine, the film of sweat at her throat.
David Guterson -- Snow Falling on Cedars
Will ye submit your necks, and choose to bend The supple knee?
John Milton -- Paradise Lost
Under her faded sari her breasts hung loose; gone was the tense suppleness that had been her pride and her power.
Kamala Markandaya -- Nectar in a Sieve
Thinking thus, he slipped, with the suppleness of a serpent, to the lowest branches, the ends of which bent almost to the ground.
Jules Verne -- Around the World in 80 Days
It was no more the withered limb of eld than my own; it was a rounded supple member, with smooth fingers, symmetrically turned; a broad ring flashed on the little finger, and stooping forward, I looked at it, and saw a gem I had seen a hundred times before.
Charlotte Bronte -- Jane Eyre
His suppleness, combined with his bigness of frame, and his large, wide-set rather glowing eyes, heavy black hair, and markedly bronze complexion gave him some of the handsomeness of an Indian.
Malcolm Gladwell -- Blink
By the Nilebank the babemaries kneel, cradle of bulrushes: a man supple in combat: stonehorned, stonebearded, heart of stone.
James Joyce -- Ulysses
The gin was well-formed, almost buxom; the girl, like Mary, slim, supple, and lithe.