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flexible
used in The Magic Mountain

3 uses
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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
  • In order to study something—just what had been quite unimportant— he had learned in technical college about statics, flexible supports, and loads, about how good construction was the functional use of mechanical materials.
    5.7 - Research (68% in)
  • Every one of his brief dispatches glowed with his delight in the hierarchy of which he was now a part—rigidly honorable, ironclad, and, in its own doggedly humorous way, flexibly humane.
    6.8 - A Good Soldier (1% in)
  • It had two curved, shiny steel tines with extremely sharp points, between them a coiled segment of gold-inlaid ivory with tines of its own, which were more pliant or flexible to some degree and could be bent inward.
    7.5 - Mynheer Peeperkorn (Conclusion) (89% in)

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