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Times have been tough, but she is resilient.
  able to withstand strain and/or quickly recover from it — especially a person retaining a positive attitude or a material retaining its shape
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  • Times have been tough, but she is resilient.
  • A democracy as resilient as ours must reject the false choice between our security and our ideals...
    Michael Scherer  -- 07/12/10)
  • Their economy has proven resilient.
  • I think you’ll find that your daughter can be a surprisingly resilient little person.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees

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  • But it was a resilient spirit, and in the end Okonkwo overcame his sorrow.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • I’m amazed by their resilience, by their hidden pockets of strength. [of Adam and Kim]
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • I’ve never seen such a resilient bunch of humans.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • About his body there was a peculiar springiness, or resiliency, almost catlike
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • Harry left the tent to search the woods around them for the oldest, most gnarled, and resilient-looking tree he could find.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • I just know that time heals all wounds, and that you’re young and strong and resilient.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Tears of a Tiger

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  • art and literature were soon like a great twine of taffy strung about, being twisted in braids and tied in knots and thrown in all directions, until there was no more resiliency and no more savor to it.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • A week after the tornado of ’54 had cut its path of death and destruction through Worcester, the air was filled with the sound of hammers, the smell of new timber, and a feeling of optimism and human resilience.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • He’d enjoyed her company, of course, but what he’d come to admire most was her resilience.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • But bones are pretty resilient, especially in the young.
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • She was, he thought, capable, strong, and resilient.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • I believe in the power of human resilience.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • Then Small God... Inured by the confirmation of his own inconsequence, he became resilient and truly indifferent.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • His skin turned tighter and more resilient, his spirits were high, and the dysentery had entirely disappeared.
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • …doesn’t want you to let it tell you that your career
    and your education should be the only thing that
    comes in second.
    And life definitely doesn’t want me
    To just let it tell me
    that the girl I met—
    The beautiful, strong, amazing, resilient girl
    That I fell so hard for—
     Should only come in third.
    Life knows.
    Life is trying to tell me
    That the girl I love?
    The girl I fell
    So hard for?
    There’s room for her in first.
    I’m putting her first.
    Will sets the microphone down…
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • I envy mundanes their resilience sometimes.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • The brain is a fragile instrument and we may not know for a few weeks what specific regions have been affected, but young people are so very resilient and right now her neurologists are quite optimistic.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • It wasn’t just the hardhearted and resilient who survived the winnowing of the human race.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • As I watched her, I tried to imagine the conflicting rush of emotions when you considered so much survival, regret, resilience, and lost time.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Toddlers are very resilient, you know.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind
  • I needed her humor, wisdom, and resilience.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • At first the rain had merely splotched the dust, which seemed to be rejoicing in its own resiliency and laughing at the heavy drops thudding against it; but eventually the dust was forced to surrender to the mastery of the rain and it churned into a fine red mud that oozed between our toes and slopped against our ankles as we marched miserably to and from school.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • Charles Wallace, to you I can give only the resilience of your childhood.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • Caroline also marveled at the resilience of Sarah’s appearance.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • It was a testament to American resilience.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • That his daughter is so curious, so resilient.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • But he possessed a farmer’s resilience and a really extraordinary vigor.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Her strength surged through him—a wave of courage and resilience that made him feel substantial again, anchored to the mortal world.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • My rescuer, if I cared to call him that, was some inches shorter than I and sparely built, but the bare arms protruding from the ragged shirt were knotted with muscle and his whole frame gave the impression of being made of some resilient material such as bedsprings.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • So PPG had invented a new type of blast-resistant glass, only to have a Chinese company use that technology to build the glass, cheaper, and sell it back to the Port Authority, which was attempting, at least, to resurrect something like pride and resilience in the center of the white-hot center of everything American.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • She was fragile and vulnerable, yet there was also a strength and resilience to her.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • As I passed the bed I stepped on something warm, resilient, and rather smooth.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • When history carried him into war, this resilient optimism would define him.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Afghans were tough and resilient; Somalis were quiet, proud, and uninterested in assimilation.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • But my dad’s a resilient man, tough and determined.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • It takes special strength and resilience.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • And resilience.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • It is really wonderful how much resilience there is in human nature.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • I did eventually meet Deborah, who would turn out to be one of the strongest and most resilient women I’d ever known.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Symbols are very resilient, but the pentacle was altered by the early Roman Catholic Church.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • He was green, and he overestimated his resilience, but he was sufficiently skilled to last for sixteen weeks on little more than his wits and ten pounds of rice.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • We are both more resilient than I gave us credit for.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • I locked my jaw and shoved, trying to heave the resisting, resilient safeguard farther from myself.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • At last he arose in a weary manner, as though all the resilience had gone out of his body, and proceeded to fasten the dogs to the sled.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • They didn’t have the strength, the attitude, or the resilience for certain kinds of pieces.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • She guided his hands to the waterbag, held them against the resilient surface.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
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