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supple

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Definition moving and bending easily — sometimes used figuratively to indicate mental flexibility when adapting to different conditions

More rarely, supple can be used metaphorically to describe someone who easily adapts to different situations.
  • Yoga keeps my body supple.
supple = moving and bending easily
  • The boots are made of a supple leather.
  • supple = moving and bending easily
  • She has a supple mind.
  • supple = easily adapting as needed
  • She is as supple as a gymnast.
  • supple = moves and bends easily
  • My limbs move supplely, I feel my joints strong, I breathe the air deeply. The night lives, I live.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • supplely = with ease and grace
  • Strength and suppleness came back to my muscles.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • suppleness = moving and bending easily
    (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means state or degree of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • Spring The first twigs are thin, green, and supple.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • supple = moving and bending easily — sometimes used figuratively to indicate mental flexibility when adapting to different conditions
  • His legs were stretched out before him, showing high boots of supple leather that fitted him well, but had seen much wear and were now caked with mud.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • supple = moving and bending easily — sometimes used figuratively to indicate mental flexibility when adapting to different conditions
  • Tendons and hips seemed to be the main problems, but guys needed muscle-stretching exercises to keep them supple for the day ahead.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • supple = moving and bending easily — sometimes used figuratively to indicate mental flexibility when adapting to different conditions
  • His suppleness even exceeded his strength.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • suppleness = moving and bending easily
    (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means state or degree of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • Not to worry, we'll find the perfect match here somewhere—I wonder, now— —yes, why not—unusual combination—holly and phoenix feather, eleven inches, nice and supple.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • supple = bending easily
  • They rock and sway in the doorway, they laugh so much. How supple their movements are.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • supple = easy (moving and bending easily)
  • Had given him his strength, his supple grace.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • The gin was well-formed, almost buxom; the girl, like Mary, slim, supple, and lithe.
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout
  • She would buy her mother a new recliner, a much nicer one, with supple burgundy leather.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter's Daughter
  • "Of course we don't generally carry royal anointing oil out here, but my lads make a coconut oil that keeps cricket bats nice and supple.
    Terry Pratchett  --  Nation
  • And the system pretends to go along, to become more supple and resourceful, less dependent on rigid categories.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • There was a kind of supple angularity to him, born of his work, which somehow she had expected.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • His fingers were supple on the ball and he weighed it casually in the palm of his hand before he threw.
    Maureen Daly  --  Seventeenth Summer
  • Quickly, Max stripped off his tunic and hauberk, swapping the heavy, cumbersome rings for a garment more supple than linen.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom

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