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  • She was, he thought, capable, strong, and resilient.   (source)
  • His skin turned tighter and more resilient, his spirits were high, and the dysentery had entirely disappeared.   (source)
  • About his body there was a peculiar springiness, or resiliency, almost catlike   (source)
    resiliency = ability to withstand strain and/or quickly recover from it
  • When history carried him into war, this resilient optimism would define him.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • She lost altitude; she lost resilience.†   (source)
  • Mary, herself, was not much more resilient.†   (source)
  • One then savors the tender flakes of haddock and the briny resilience of the mussels, which have been purchased on the docks from the fisherman.†   (source)
  • This tendency might make for psychological resilience, but it also makes it hard for Appalachians to look at themselves honestly.†   (source)
  • Any fears I had about the resiliency of our friendship in the real world had vanished by the time our jet touched down on Og's private runway in Oregon.†   (source)
  • Toddlers are very resilient, you know.†   (source)
  • Symbols are very resilient, but the pentacle was altered by the early Roman Catholic Church.†   (source)
  • Williams admired that about him, his resilience.†   (source)
  • Charles Wallace, to you I can give only the resilience of your childhood.†   (source)
  • There was a pause while Harry continued to pound the resilient pod with a trowel.†   (source)
  • Something that always has amazed me is the resilience of plants.†   (source)
  • I would always tell people that I believe children have the resilience to outlive their sufferings, if given a chance.†   (source)
  • That his daughter is so curious, so resilient.†   (source)
  • That's what's necessary when hard times come—resilience.†   (source)
  • I did eventually meet Deborah, who would turn out to be one of the strongest and most resilient women I'd ever known.†   (source)
  • I poked one, it was resilient, so probably it was a tendon.†   (source)
  • They underline the resilience of these guys—they were warriors in the war, and they take that same warrior attitude into dealing with their disabilities.†   (source)
  • And Charlie's resilient, he's used to being on his own.†   (source)
  • But my dad's a resilient man, tough and determined.†   (source)
  • They voted instead to clad their buildings in "staff," a resilient mixture of plaster and jute that could be molded into columns and statuary and spread over wood frames to provide the illusion of stone.†   (source)
  • I needed her humor, wisdom, and resilience.†   (source)
  • And resilience.†   (source)
  • It takes special strength and resilience.†   (source)
  • Her stylish attire did not seem appropriate for a venerable grandmother, but it suited her figure--long-boned and still slender and erect, her resilient hands without a single age spot, her steel-blue hair bobbed on a slant at her cheek.†   (source)
  • She guided his hands to the waterbag, held them against the resilient surface.†   (source)
  • Somehow the smith's consistency and resiliency renewed Eragon's faith that if only they could overthrow Galbatorix, everything would be all right in the end, and his life and those of the villagers from Carvahall would regain a semblance of normalcy.†   (source)
  • The readjustment to life in America has been difficult for Mahtob but she has responded with the resiliency of youth.†   (source)
  • I have seen men stand up to attacks and torture without breaking, showing a strength and resiliency that defies the imagination.†   (source)
  • The counselor had assured him that kids were resilient and that as long as they knew they were loved, the nightmares would eventually stop and the tears would become less frequent.†   (source)
  • Afghans were tough and resilient; Somalis were quiet, proud, and uninterested in assimilation.†   (source)
  • She had imagined that, married, she would be some sort of lovely bud, wrapped in the tougher, resilient calyx of the flower.†   (source)
  • As I watched her, I tried to imagine the conflicting rush of emotions when you considered so much survival, regret, resilience, and lost time.†   (source)
  • They didn't have the strength, the attitude, or the resilience for certain kinds of pieces.†   (source)
  • Damn, they are resilient.†   (source)
  • It was a testament to American resilience.†   (source)
  • He was just incredibly determined and resilient, a toughness that began at birth.†   (source)
  • It wasn't just the hardhearted and resilient who survived the winnowing of the human race.†   (source)
  • …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…†   (source)
  • Everyone felt the pinch, but everyone took strength from the town's resilient economic assets and its harmony of place.†   (source)
  • Her outward traits and reputation led them to believe that if it had to happen to any of the old ladies at church, it had happened to the most resilient one.†   (source)
  • You can be scarred, yes; but you are resilient.†   (source)
  • As clever, resilient, and strong as the second boy was, I could not let this happen to an eldest son.†   (source)
  • A childhood at Missing imparted lessons about resilience, about fortitude, and about the fragility of life.†   (source)
  • Hundreds of men had taken part and their labors and resilience had been exceptional.†   (source)
  • The resilience of its people amazed me.†   (source)
  • My premise was never one of being a victim or exposing a dark secret for sympathy, but one of resilience.†   (source)
  • It came on great oiled, resilient, striding legs.†   (source)
  • In those early days, when we were still fairly small and our hones pretty resilient, we would also play tackle.†   (source)
  • Max could not help but admire the woman's spirit and resilience.†   (source)
  • Everyone knew it was just a matter of time before they broke Rodney, but he proved surprisingly resilient.†   (source)
  • Beneath that amazingly capable, resilient shell I knew she was reeling, completely sick inside.†   (source)
  • Despite enough variation in the experience of a child by the age of fourteen to show him twenty times over that life is stupefying and complex, a single great force drove him forward and gave him both the momentum he would need for the rest of his life and the immediate resilience for surviving the blows he attracted with his adolescent stupidities and excesses.†   (source)
  • Never before had he felt such strength in the metal; it tested him to the limits of his own resilience, and he felt a shiver as alluring as the thrill of battle when he had at last proven himself the stronger: "Bruenor will be pleased."†   (source)
  • Tell her they are like Valyrian steel, folded over and over and hammered for years on end, until they are stronger and more resilient than any metal on earth.†   (source)
  • Caroline also marveled at the resilience of Sarah's appearance.†   (source)
  • Even as I sank deeper into that wild lifestyle and as my values and sense of worth were severely battered, there was a core of resilience inside that kept me going.†   (source)
  • She was fragile and vulnerable, yet there was also a strength and resilience to her.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Fortunately, human beings are extraordinarily resilient: it takes a pretty bad upbringing to do permanent damage.†   (source)
  • But he possessed a farmer's resilience and a really extraordinary vigor.†   (source)
  • I just know that time heals all wounds, and that you're young and strong and resilient.   (source)
    resilient = able to withstand strain and/or quickly recover from it
  • He'd enjoyed her company, of course, but what he'd come to admire most was her resilience.   (source)
    resilience = ability to withstand strain and/or quickly recover from it
  • I've never seen such a resilient bunch of humans.   (source)
    resilient = able 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.   (source)
    resilient = able to withstand strain
  • 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.   (source)
    resiliency = ability to withstand strain and/or quickly recover from it
  • The degree of detail mystified the police, as did the print's resilience.†   (source)
  • His will to live, resilient through all of the trials on the raft, was beginning to fray.†   (source)
  • If he should ever see them again, would the peace that he had found prove resilient?†   (source)
  • I locked my jaw and shoved, trying to heave the resisting, resilient safeguard farther from myself.†   (source)
  • I envy mundanes their resilience sometimes.†   (source)
  • We are both more resilient than I gave us credit for.†   (source)
  • You gave him the resilience to stretch his mind without breaking.†   (source)
  • Either that, or the spirits that possessed the boys had also made them extra resilient.†   (source)
  • They are resilient to have made it so far.†   (source)
  • But the old lady's resilience was astounding.†   (source)
  • I wondered if maybe, just maybe, I was growing more resilient as I became bonded to the sword.†   (source)
  • The children were not merely perceptive; they were resilient.†   (source)
  • Resilience Is a Gift JOEL SCHMIDT I LISTEN TO PEOPLE FOR A LIVING.†   (source)
  • THIRTEEN Night-Blooming Cereus Turtle turned out to be, as the social worker predicted, resilient.†   (source)
  • The structure is a cylindrical biaxial braid, so it has excellent resilience.†   (source)
  • It was a cop's body, and had to be strong, resilient, flexible.†   (source)
  • Heart attacks, strokes, stabbings, falls off buildings—his protoplasm is resilient.†   (source)
  • You have proven surprisingly resilient, Tartarus said.†   (source)
  • Touch and go at first, but you are resilient.†   (source)
  • My body was resilient, quick to heal–I was strong again.†   (source)
  • They helped build your strength, your compassion for the innocent, your complexity, your resilience.†   (source)
  • The mind was fragile, fickle, but the human body was resilient.†   (source)
  • Goddamn Italian perfectionists, he cursed, now imperiled by the same artistic excellence he taught his students to revere …. impeccable edges, faultless parallels, and of course, use only of the most seamless and resilient Carrara marble.†   (source)
  • Katherine Solomon had been blessed with the resilient Mediterranean skin of her ancestry, and even at fifty years old she had a smooth olive complexion.†   (source)
  • Moving through the towering black figures was terrifying: The eyeless faces hidden beneath their hoods turned as he passed, and he felt sure that they sensed him, sensed, perhaps, a human presence that still had some hope, some resilience….†   (source)
  • Entire volumes are devoted to the phenomenon of "resilient children"—kids who prosper despite an unstable home because they have the social support of a loving adult.†   (source)
  • Their indifference constituted the goal, the promise that life, my life, the life of our family, was bigger, longer, more resilient than the difficulties we now found ourselves caught in.†   (source)
  • Despite the aluminum braces on his legs, he carried himself with a resilient, vertical dignity that seemed more a by-product of noble ancestry than any kind of conscious effort.†   (source)
  • In a December 2000 paper, sociologists Carol A. Markstrom, Sheila K. Marshall, and Robin J. Tryon found that avoidance and wishful-thinking forms of coping "significantly predicted resiliency" among Appalachian teens.†   (source)
  • I believe that through its rational evaluation of truth and indifference to personal belief, science transcends religious and political divisions and so does bind us into a greater, more resilient whole.†   (source)
  • Perhaps it was the orphaned tone she used when she said it— simultaneously sad and resilient—but as a tiny lump formed in his throat, it was all he could do not to take her in his arms right then and there, in the hope of holding her close forever.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Kids are more resilient, I guess.†   (source)
  • Her strength surged through him—a wave of courage and resilience that made him feel substantial again, anchored to the mortal world.†   (source)
  • In a way that he did not entirely understand, their sparring seemed to have become something more than just a test of arms; it had become a test of who he was: of his character, of his strength, and of his resilience.†   (source)
  • Heylmun and Civille can pass the triangle test with flying colors, because their knowledge gives their first impressions resiliency.†   (source)
  • Winnie is a resilient person, and within a relatively short time, she had won over the people of the township, including some sympathetic whites in the vicinity.†   (source)
  • With their voices two, Rhunon sang of the metal that lay on the anvil, describing its properties-altering them in ways that exceeded Eragon's understanding-and imbuing the brightsteel with a complex web of enchantments designed to give it strength and resilience beyond that of any ordinary metal.†   (source)
  • You seem pretty …. resilient to me.†   (source)
  • I wanted to celebrate my own strength and resilience—my survival of a year in prison—around people who understood me.†   (source)
  • I personally chose you to be a Valkyrie because of your courage, your resilience, your potential greatness.†   (source)
  • The wood is not as desirable as hickory or regular pecan, but it is resilient and is used to make such things as axe and hammer handles.†   (source)
  • I'll need to weave thread from special filaments—something with power, resilience, and magical growth properties.†   (source)
  • Children are resilient.†   (source)
  • I keep a catalog of them in my head, and I try to use this list as a road map, an inspiration, and a reminder of what human resilience can achieve.†   (source)
  • Independence and resilience.†   (source)
  • There was something so Jace about his reaction, his strange mixture of arrogance and vulnerability, of resilience and bitterness and devotion.†   (source)
  • But I had not been in the least dismayed by the fact that these coolie wages were dispensed by one of the most powerful and wealthy publishers in the world; young and resilient, I approached my job—at least at the very beginning—with a sense of lofty purpose; and besides, in compensation, the work bore intimations of glamour: lunch at "21," dinner with John O'Hara, poised and brilliant but carnal-minded lady writers melting at my editorial acumen, and so on.†   (source)
  • With the British and the Dutch sole owners of Malaya and the East Indies, criminally fixing astronomical rates on the world market, what else could Germany do but employ its technological ingenuity to create a synthetic substitute that would not only be economical, durable, resilient, but "Oil-resistant!"†   (source)
  • I speculated on our matrimonial bed at the farm, thought of its size and shape, wondered if its mattress was constructed with sufficient amplitude, bounce and resilience to accommodate the industrious venery it would certainly receive.†   (source)
  • He was astonished and a bit relieved by her resilience.†   (source)
  • The vast resiliency, the illimitable power of former times had vanished.†   (source)
  • …slow, maddening rasp. rasp. rasp. of the saw, the flat deliberate hammer blows that seemed as though each would be the last but was not, repeated and resumed just when the dulled attenuation of the wearied nerves, stretched beyond all resiliency, relaxed to silence and then had to scream again: until at last I went out there (and saw Judith in the barnlot in a cloud of chickens, her apron cradled about the gathered eggs) and asked them why? why there? why must it be just there?…†   (source)
  • The child came up the gummed trunk like a cat: Eugene rocked from the slender spiral topmost bough, exulting in his lightness, the tree's resilient strength, and the great morning-clarion fragrant backyard world.†   (source)
  • And Clytie sleeping in the hall below, barring the foot of the attic stairs, guarding his escape or exit as inexorably as a Spanish duenna, teaching him to chop wood and to work the garden and then to plow as his strength (his resiliency rather, since he would never be other than light in the bone and almost delicate) increased—the boy with his light bones and womanish hands struggling with what anonymous avatar of intractable Mule, whatever tragic and barren clown was his bound fellow…†   (source)
  • Approvingly he watched his young mulatto son come over the lawn with lazy cat-speed, noting with satisfaction the grace and quickness of his movements, the slender barrel strength of his torso, his smallboned resiliency.†   (source)
  • It is really wonderful how much resilience there is in human nature.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Life, young man, is a woman, a woman sprawled before us, with close-pressed bulging breasts and a great, soft belly between those broad hips, with slender arms and swelling thighs, with eyes half-closed in mocking defiance, demanding our most urgent response, the proof or collapse of our resilient manly desire—collapse, young man, do you understand what that means?†   (source)
  • David listened to his father's dull, unresilient footfall cross the kitchen floor.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in unresilient means not and reverses the meaning of resilient. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
  • His cheeks were pink, soft to the touch, with the irresilient softness of age, like the skin of a peach that has been scalded.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "ir-" in irresilient means not and reverses the meaning of resilient. This prefix is sometimes used before words beginning with "R" as seen in words like irrational, irregular, and irresistible.
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Its tendency is to conserve that which is established; to say the new thing, as nearly as possible, in the old way; to combat all that expansive gusto which made for its pliancy and resilience in the days of Shakespeare.†   (source)
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