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resilient

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Definition able to withstand strain and/or quickly recover from it — such as a person retaining a positive attitude, or a material returning to its shape after being bent, stretched, or pressed
  • Times have been tough, but she is resilient.
resilient = able to withstand strain and/or quickly recover from it
  • Their economy has proven resilient.
  • resilient = able to withstand strain and/or quickly recover from it
  • The foam has lost its resilience, so the couch sags.
  • resilience = ability to return to its shape after being bent, stretched, or pressed
  • They concluded that the space shuttle exploded because cold weather made its O-rings less resilient.
  • resilient = able to withstand strain and/or quickly recover from it
  • As I passed the bed I stepped on something warm, resilient, and rather smooth.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • resilient = able to withstand strain
  • 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
  • resiliency = ability to withstand strain
  • I've never seen such a resilient bunch of humans.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • resilient = able to withstand strain and/or quickly recover from it
  • But bones are pretty resilient, especially in the young.
    Edward Albee  --  Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • resilient = able to withstand strain and/or quickly recover from it
  • But it was a resilient spirit, and in the end Okonkwo overcame his sorrow.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • resilient = able to withstand strain and/or quickly recover from it
  • I believe in the power of human resilience.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • resilience = ability to withstand strain and/or quickly recover from it
  • I just know that time heals all wounds, and that you're young and strong and resilient.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Tears of a Tiger
  • resilient = able to withstand strain and/or quickly recover from it
  • I think you'll find that your daughter can be a surprisingly resilient little person.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • resilient = able to withstand strain and/or quickly recover from it
  • She was, he thought, capable, strong, and resilient.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • resilient = able to withstand strain and/or quickly recover from it
  • I'm amazed by their resilience, by their hidden pockets of strength. [of Adam and Kim]
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • resilience = ability to withstand strain and/or quickly recover from it
  • His skin turned tighter and more resilient, his spirits were high, and the dysentery had entirely disappeared.
    Tim O'Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • resilient = able to withstand strain and/or quickly recover from it
  • About his body there was a peculiar springiness, or resiliency, almost catlike
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • resiliency = ability to withstand strain and/or quickly recover from it
  • 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
  • resilient = able to withstand strain
  • He'd enjoyed her company, of course, but what he'd come to admire most was her resilience.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • resilience = ability to withstand strain and/or quickly recover from it
  • Then Small God... Inured by the confirmation of his own inconsequence, he became resilient and truly indifferent.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • resilient = able to withstand strain and/or quickly recover from it
  • 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
resiliency = ability to withstand strain and/or quickly recover from it

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