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flexible
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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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
  • There was a Baptist minister who "traveled" to the mortuary and performed the service in the mortuary's flexible chapel.
    p. 604.4
  • As Dan describes it, the faculty were ill-trained for lifting anything; even the athletic types were neither as strong nor as flexible as Young basketball players—and they should have considered something basic to their task: it is much easier to carry something heavy and awkward upstairs than it is to lug it down.
    p. 397.1
  • All the talk at Fort Benjamin Harrison told him that Fort Huachuca was a fortunate place to be; he'd be working in the Adjutant's Office of the Strategic Communications Command—he'd been told that the major general who was in charge was "flexible" on the subject of reassignments; the major general had been known to assist his junior officers with their requests for transfers.
    p. 501.9

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