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Definition bendable or adaptable
in various senses, including:
  • 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 negotiator or a boss
  • The job has flexible working hours.
flexible = adaptable to different conditions
  • flexible schedules
  • The site typically finds cheaper tickets if you specify flexible flight dates.
  • a flexible display monitor
  • a flexible personality
  • 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
  • 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
  • flexibility = ability to adjust
  • It was a big sled, light, polished wood with barely used metal runners and the words FLEXIBLE FLYER painted on it.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • flexible = bendable (The brand name of the sled indicates that it has some give rather than being entirely rigid.)
  • I touched the baby's shoulder blades, felt how tiny and flexible they were.
    David Almond  --  Skellig
  • flexible = bendable
  • 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
  • flexible = adaptable in the sense that the rules are adjusted for different conditions
  • The trained ear, he believed, could pick up the softness and flexibility of the female style.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Any movement needs to be flexible; it should be relentlessly empirical and open to different strategies in different places.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Your spider silk would be the perfect material—soft and flexible, yet hard as steel.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • The organization is flexible, very loose, and fragmentary.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • —I love old Scott, the flexible lips said, I think he writes something lovely.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Another city, another woman, a different bed, but you're the same and so you must be flexible.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • He loves me as much as he hates me, and he's young, flexible.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • She had a marvelously flexible voice and wonderful power of expression; the audience went wild over her selection.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • He was flexible and cunning enough to realize that some foes could not be defeated with force alone.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard

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