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  • The truth is malleable; you just need to pick the right expert.†   (source)
  • Their intelligence and malleability had made them a leading choice for search-and-rescue training and as guide dogs for the blind and handicapped.†   (source)
  • Pushing the bones of his hand out of their normal positions, he studied how they altered the play of light over his skin, fascinated by the malleability of his body.†   (source)
  • There it was again, drilled into the malleable mind of every student, pounding into the ears of my innocent daughter, the official policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, "Death to America!"†   (source)
  • Their magic is softer and more malleable.†   (source)
  • Their youth made them the most malleable and the most responsive to Luma's strict discipline.†   (source)
  • The erasure of individuality would create malleability to discipline; repetitive actions would instill that automatic response for which the services strove.†   (source)
  • At age six, bones are still mostly water and therefore malleable.†   (source)
  • Why can't the Americans see the Communists in their own backyards, in their universities, bending the malleable minds of the young?†   (source)
  • Yet I've come to believe that while the past is unchangeable, our perceptions of it are malleable, and this is where the album comes in.†   (source)
  • We did not receive a college education at the Institute, we received an indoctrination, and all our courses were designed to make us malleable, unimaginative, uninquisitive citizens of the republic, impregnable to ideas—or thought—unsanctioned by authority.†   (source)
  • It is obvious that he views the truth not as indelible fact, but rather as a malleable suggestion which can be twisted, manipulated, and shaped to fit his own needs or the needs of his clients.†   (source)
  • Through the next several days I was subjected to something called "orientation" — a process which, so far as I could see, was designed to reduce me to a malleable state of hopeless depression.†   (source)
  • Dan hypnotized them again and again until he had only to speak a few sentences, in the jargon of the hypnotist, snap his fingers, and they would fall into malleable trance.†   (source)
  • However, it was not until several years later and at a much further stage in their relationship that she took his malleable, easygoing character seriously in hand.†   (source)
  • The characters of the narrative would not be warmed and rendered malleable by any heat that I could kindle at my intellectual forge.   (source)
    malleable = easily influenced
  • Its carapace appeared soft and malleable, unlike those of the more mature Ra'zac Eragon had encountered.†   (source)
  • It was as though instead of having been subtly slain and corrupted by the ruthless and bigoted man into something beyond his intending and her knowing, she had been hammered stubbornly thinner and thinner like some passive and dully malleable metal, into an attenuation of dumb hopes and frustrated desires now faint and pale as dead ashes.†   (source)
  • …that mine did, but which sprang in quiet peace and contentment and ran in steady even though monotonous sunlight, where that which he bequeathed me sprang in hatred and outrage and unforgiving and ran in shadow what could I not mold of this malleable and eager clay which that father himself could not—to what shape of what good there might, must, be in that blood and none handy to take and mold that portion of it in me until too late or what moments when he might have told himself that…†   (source)
  • Whereas Clyde, if one were to judge by his looks, at least was much more malleable.†   (source)
  • Her intentions in short had never been more definite; but poor Lily, for all the hard glaze of her exterior, was inwardly as malleable as wax.†   (source)
  • …personality ("personality"—one glance at him, and the word would not leave your mind; suddenly you knew what a personality was and the more you saw of him the more you were convinced that this was the only way a personality could look); and malleable youth felt crushed beneath the weight of this broad-shouldered, red-faced sixty-year-old, with white flames that encircled his head, painfully ragged lips, and a long, narrow beard that reached down to his high-buttoned, clerical-style…†   (source)
  • She smiled as she spoke, letting her eyes rest on his in a way that took the edge from her banter and made him suddenly malleable to her will.†   (source)
  • And we should be wrong to object to that, since their nervous organization is much more malleable than ours.†   (source)
  • ...integrity, that, like most of his other endowments, lay in a somewhat heavy mass, and was just as unmalleable or unmanageable as a ton of iron ore;   (source)
    unmalleable = incapable of being shaped
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in unmalleable means not and reverses the meaning of malleable. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
  • The quality of Hepzibah's mind was too unmalleable to take new impressions so readily as Clifford's.†   (source)
  • When she opened the door she saw him as something fixed and Godlike as he had always been, as older people are to younger, rigid and unmalleable.†   (source)
  • The mistress of the house, meanwhile, as is usual with persons of her stiff and unmalleable cast, stood mostly aside; willing to lend her aid, yet conscious that her natural inaptitude would be likely to impede the business in hand.†   (source)
  • There be full few, which that I woulde proffer To shewe them thus much of my science; For here shall ye see by experience That this quicksilver I will mortify,<13> Right in your sight anon withoute lie, And make it as good silver, and as fine, As there is any in your purse, or mine, Or elleswhere; and make it malleable, And elles holde me false and unable Amonge folk for ever to appear.†   (source)
  • I saw another at work to calcine ice into gunpowder; who likewise showed me a treatise he had written concerning the malleability of fire, which he intended to publish.†   (source)
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