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susceptible to colds
  easily influenced, harmed, or impressed emotionally
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susceptible susceptibleness
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  • susceptible to colds
  • Not being susceptible to contradicting evidence, it is not a testable hypothesis.
    George F. Will
  • She is susceptible to the pleas of anyone appearing to be in need.
  • I haven’t had a seizure in seven years, but the doctors tell me that I am "susceptible to seizure activity."
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

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  • "Five, four, three, two, one," he said. "Wake up, Mary. ... Some’s much more susceptible than others. She’s a piece of cake."
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • I don’t like how he throws that last sentence in there, like I’m susceptible to his manipulation.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • I know you are susceptible to . pleas.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • But something about the shark had unsettled her, had left her susceptible to bad decisions.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • And that is how someone who is unusually susceptible to nightmares, night terrors, the Creeps, the Willies, and Seeing Things That Aren’t Really There talks himself into making one last trip to the abandoned, almost-certainly-haunted house where a dozen or more children met their untimely end.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • "Part of me wishes Kaltain hadn’t been so susceptible," grumbled Perrington.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass

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  • This disease, Valley Fever, makes the body tired and susceptible to other infections.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • But apparently they’re the most susceptible."
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Maybe if he hadn’t pierced me with his intense glare in the store, I would be more susceptible to his physical perfection.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • Nazism was a disease to which the Dutch, too, were susceptible, and those with an anti-Semitic bias fell sick of it first.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • Hoss is just another susceptible bureaucrat with a blocked-up itch for a female body.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • They try kindness, to lure me back, but I am no longer susceptible to it.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • It all made sense, and instead of feeling a brief moment of relief, I realized how susceptible I was.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • We had chosen the Highlands as a place to holiday before Frank took up his appointment as a history professor at Oxford, on the grounds that Scotland had been somewhat less touched by the physical horrors of war than the rest of Britain, and was less susceptible to the frenetic postwar gaiety that infected more popular vacation spots.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • And that makes me more vulnerable, and more scrutinized, and more susceptible to gossip.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • In some ways she was far more acute than Winston, and far less susceptible to Party propaganda.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Apparently the many moving parts of Operation Redwing, so susceptible to change, were still in place.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • And it must be confessed that Natalie is very susceptible.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Passepartout had a moist sensation about the eyes; his master’s action touched his susceptible heart.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • You had never heard of the Divergent a week ago, and now all that you know is that they are immune to something to which you are susceptible, and that is a frightening thing.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • It looked vulnerable, soft, like an easily wounded shin, full of bone but susceptible to the slightest pain.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • And faeries are very susceptible to charm.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • Dodgson had finally located a susceptible InGen employee earlier in the year.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • "He is susceptible, our Colonel," thought Hercule Poirot to himself with some amusement.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • Within days they found that HeLa was, in fact, more susceptible to the virus than any cultured cells had ever been.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • More perhaps than any other refugee group in Clarkston, Liberian boys and young men were susceptible to the lure of the American gangs that flourished in the public schools and in the parking lots of the apartment complexes around town.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • It would not be the first time; he is known to be susceptible.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • It would lower her morale, making her more susceptible to his mind games.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • My heart was fashioned to be susceptible of love and sympathy, and when wrenched by misery to vice and hatred, it did not endure the violence of the change without torture such as you cannot even imagine.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • He had always been susceptible to the laughter of the gods.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • I thought a, shall we say, less imaginative individual would be less susceptible to the rigors, the loneliness —
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • The girl, who was not quite so susceptible, had run upstairs meanwhile; and now returned with a request that Mr. Bumble would follow her immediately: which he did.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • The intrepid treasure-seeker walked round it, and, selecting the spot from whence it appeared most susceptible to attack, placed his lever in one of the crevices, and strained every nerve to move the mass.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Both were susceptible, in the highest degree, of the sort of hideous progress which is accomplished in the direction of evil.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • I was not fond of pampering that susceptible vanity of his; but for once, and from motives of expediency, I would e’en soothe and stimulate it.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • More susceptible to sunstroke now.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • They fell on their knees; they sobbed, and prayed, and kissed the hem of her garment; and the elder ones poured forth words of endearment, mingled in prayers and blessings, after the manner of their susceptible race.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Why didn’t you tell me all this at first instead of preying on my susceptible heart—always weak where pretty ladies are concerned?
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Tortoiseshell is subjected to the action of heat, the outer layer peels off, leaving a beautifully marked, semi-transparent surface, which is susceptible of a very high polish.’
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Storehouses are susceptible to destruction.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • I cast my eyes around, but could satisfy neither the one nor the other, I proceeded alternately in every part of the shore, but with equal effect; neither could I see any other mark, though the sand about it was as susceptible to take impression, as that which was so plainly stamped.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Its crew of four were ill at ease knowing that they had been brought together not of their own volition or by simple coincidence, but by some curious perversion of physics—as if relationships between people were susceptible to the same laws that governed the relationships between atoms and molecules.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • After graduating from high school, Myeko, the most susceptible of the three children to the A-bomb syndrome, eventually became an expert typist and took up instructing at typing schools.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • I myself am peculiarly susceptible to draughts.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Importance of Being Earnest
  • She looked a very dainty picture of English rural life, and no wonder that the susceptible young Frenchman could scarce take his eyes off her pretty face.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • If she replied to it in a serious spirit it would still leave in his mind the impression that she had in a susceptible moment yielded to his influence.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
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