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Definition easily influenced or harmed


capable of being treated in a particular way
  • I am more susceptible to colds than most.
susceptible = easily influenced or harmed
  • She is susceptible to the pleas of anyone appearing to be in need.
  • susceptible = easily influenced by
  • She is not susceptible to emotional arguments that are not supported statistically.
  • susceptible = easily influenced by
  • Not being susceptible to contradicting evidence, it is not a testable hypothesis.
    George F. Will
  • This disease, Valley Fever, makes the body tired and susceptible to other infections.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • susceptible = easily harmed when exposed
  • I haven't had a seizure in seven years, but the doctors tell me that I am "susceptible to seizure activity."
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • susceptible = easily influenced or harmed by
  • In some ways she was far more acute than Winston, and far less susceptible to Party propaganda.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • susceptible = easily influenced
  • Dodgson had finally located a susceptible InGen employee earlier in the year.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • susceptible = easily influenced
  • "He is susceptible, our Colonel," thought Hercule Poirot to himself with some amusement.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • susceptible = easily influenced
  • A few died; of the rest, the least susceptible divided into two; most put out four buds; some eight; all were returned to the incubators, where the buds began to develop; then, after two days, were suddenly chilled, chilled and checked.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • susceptible = easily influenced
  • ...and apparently scarcely past girlhood: an admirable form, and the most exquisite little face that I have ever had the pleasure of beholding; small features, very fair; flaxen ringlets, or rather golden, hanging loose on her delicate neck; and eyes, had they been agreeable in expression, that would have been irresistible: fortunately for my susceptible heart, the only sentiment they evinced hovered between scorn and a kind of desperation, singularly unnatural to be detected there.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • susceptible = easily influenced
  • "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
  • susceptible = easily influenced
  • Susceptible to seizure activity.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • susceptible = easily influenced or harmed by
  • M'Dougal seems to have had a heart susceptible to the influence of the gentler sex.
    Irving, Washington  --  Astoria or Anecdotes  of an enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains
  • He had always been susceptible to the laughter of the gods.
    London, Jack  --  White Fang
  • And it must be confessed that Natalie is very susceptible.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  War and Peace
  • But something about the shark had unsettled her, had left her susceptible to bad decisions.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • "Part of me wishes Kaltain hadn't been so susceptible," grumbled Perrington.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • That he was no good or at best just a weak man who was easily susceptible to whoever he was with?
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • He had always been susceptible to the laughter of the gods.
    Jack London  --  White Fang

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