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supple
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

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Definition
moving and bending easily — sometimes used figuratively to indicate mental flexibility when adapting to different conditions
  • ...leaning with her back against the wainscot, rubbing in her slender delicately moulded fingers a bunch of heath blossoms, the flowers of which she was picking off and strewing on the floor; her arms, bare to the elbow, brown, and modelled after those of the Arlesian Venus, moved with a kind of restless impatience, and she tapped the earth with her arched and supple foot, so as to display the pure and full shape of her well-turned leg, in its red cotton, gray and blue clocked, stocking.
    Chapters 3-4 (6% in)

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