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The job has flexible working hours.
  bendable or adaptable in various senses:
  • easily bent without physical damage or injury — as of a hose or gymnast
  • able to adjust readily to different conditions — as of a plan
  • willing to make concessions — as of a boss
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Strongly Associated with:   inflexible
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  • The job has flexible working hours.
  • flexible schedules
  • a flexible personality
  • a flexible display monitor

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  • The site typically finds cheaper tickets if you specify flexible flight dates.
  • conscience is an elastic and very flexible article, which will bear a deal of stretching and adapt itself to a great variety of circumstances.
    Charles Dickens  --  The Old Curiosity Shop
  • it is almost as flexible and soft as satin;
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • I touched the baby’s shoulder blades, felt how tiny and flexible they were.
    David Almond  --  Skellig
  • She experiments, creating a text that is as succinct and flexible as poetry, snapping sentences into fragments so that the reader pauses, making each sentence serve her and not the other way round, abandoning quotation marks to streamline the typography and make the page as simple and readable as possible.
    Sandra Cisneros  --  The House on Mango Street
  • It was a big sled, light, polished wood with barely used metal runners and the words FLEXIBLE FLYER painted on it.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly

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  • "I’m not very flexible," I said.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • There were hands over her eyes: Simon’s hands, slim and flexible.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Natalia then sent a message, with the B&B’s rates, which, she noted, were flexible if she wanted to stay during the week.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • The human psyche was much more flexible than I’d imagined, capable of expanding to contain all sorts of contradictions and seeming impossibilities.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • The job required lots of flexibility and lots of cash.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Cinder tensed, watching as he peered into the wire-filled cavity, fiddled with the flexible joints of the toes.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • So glad that you are so flexible.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • The flexible stems and shoots thrust aside by Sticky’s fall were stiffening and spreading back into place.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • It was a curious sort of bat, light and flexible, with a wide, flat curve at the tip.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Sign of the Beaver
  • Her long arms and slender hands caught the subtle accents of the music perfectly, and the flexibility and strength in her legs reflected the hard work and dedication required of a dancer.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • She worked now at a hamburger joint, he said; both of them had left the restaurant, but his own schedule was more flexible.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • I want to see how flexible you are.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • They can give you some flexibility even from there.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • A balloon was flexible, could expand and contract easily, and cost almost nothing.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Though this entailed a broken rule, the woman in charge of the films was very flexible.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Your youth, I suppose, that wonderful flexibility of your age that allows you to be beguiled by, rather than devoured by, this octopus of a city.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • He was swinging upside down off the starboard rail, using his massive strength and his flexible feet to hang on while he untangled some broken oars.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • He was feeling buoyant, flexible.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • The fence towers over us, too high and flexible to climb over, too sturdy to knock down.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • These have a narrow flexible rubber sole with treads though.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • The organization is flexible, very loose, and fragmentary.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • For some reason the ankle hinges were not flexible enough to fit into a boot.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • For all that Jocelyn looked like her daughter, her thin long hands, flexible and delicate, were Sebastian’s.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • We Shadowhunters live by a code, and that code isn’t flexible.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • It was rectangular, flexible, and a little heavy.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • Let’s see how long other commanders keep using their formations now that they’ve seen what a flexible strategy can do.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • My foot sank into clear water and met the rubbery resistance of something flexible but solid.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Hong was concerned for her boss, who had been understanding about her poor English and who let her keep flexible hours to accommodate her schedule as a student.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Because it was Finland, a first-world country, they were well set up, very flexible.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Nice and flexible. just take it and give it a wave.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • But since in reality Big Brother is not omnipotent and the party is not infallible, there is need for an unwearying, moment-to-moment flexibility in the treatment of facts.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • The punishment used for small children was a regulated system of smacks with the discipline wand: a thin, flexible weapon that stung painfully when it was wielded.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • It still looked flexible and soft, but definitely gold.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • She stopped, broke a long, thin branch off a tree, tore the leaves off, and went on, using the flexible stick as a whip, lashing her horse to fly faster.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • She grabbed frantically at her neck, trying to pull the lashing, flexible limb away from her windpipe.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • In college, you can sometimes pick your professors, as long as you’re flexible with your schedule.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • Those saddles were used whenever speed and flexibility were important, though they weren’t nearly as comfortable as the molded ones.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • An overhead thermal sensor moved from one egg to the next, touching each with a flexible wand, beeping, then going on.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • I could still feel my shield like a strong, flexible sheet around Renesmee and me.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Constant practice makes the fingers very flexible, and some of my friends spell rapidly—about as fast as an expert writes on a typewriter.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
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