Usage examples for flexibility

  1. No doubt the old music and the old symbolism always will have a beauty of antiquity that can never belong to the new; but it was not this beauty- the beauty of death, of autumn leaves, that made them once popular, but the beauty of fresh green life and flexibility – The Faith of the Millions (2nd series) by George Tyrrell
  2. This practice may have added something to the copiousness and flexibility of the language, but it certainly has a tendency to impair its strength and clearness. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  3. A famous orator, endowed with a voice of rare flexibility and power; a born actor, ranging with ease through every part, from refined comedy to tragic unction, was called upon to reply to a toast. – Aphorisms and Reflections from the works of T. H. Huxley by Thomas Henry Huxley
  4. Forced to adjust itself to the facts of actual production, theory has had to follow new paths as literature has followed new paths, and in the process it has acquired fresh vigor and flexibility – Early Theories of Translation by Flora Ross Amos
  5. Though these strong and virile features were defective through the absence of an inward peace,- granted only to a life without storms or conflicts,- they plainly showed the inexhaustible resources of impetuous senses and the appetites of instinct; just as every motion revealed the perfection of the man's physical apparatus, the flexibility of his senses, and their fidelity when brought into play. – Seraphita by Honore de Balzac
  6. I can't say offhand how far history bears him out, but I fancy that he is right to this extent: the lower deck has less flexibility of mind. – A Poor Man's House by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
  7. Flexibility is a prime consideration. – Sound Military Decision by U.s. Naval War College
  8. There is large room here for flexibility elasticity, etc. – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  9. Then the measure seems to have begun all over again, partly on account of an attack of syllable- counting, with close formal recognition of the line unit and the couplet unit, and gradually worked its way back to its original flexibility – The Principles of English Versification by Paull Franklin Baum
  10. We are not to forget that the resourcefulness and flexibility of instinct which all animals show, some more and some less, is not reason, though it is doubtless the first step toward it. – Ways of Nature by John Burroughs
  11. With less native strength, but with greater flexibility these races were more readily moulded by foreign influences; and, leading a life of greater ease and freedom, they were more susceptible to all the impulses of Nature. – The Roman Poets of the Republic by W. Y. Sellar
  12. And there is an obvious store flexibility in being able to use its human units in a variety of endeavor that the management can hardly afford to ignore. – The Romance of a Great Store by Edward Hungerford
  13. It becomes an instrument of infinite flexibility and delicacy. – Leaves in the Wind by A. G. Gardiner
  14. In this translation he revived with admirable success an ancient species of Armenian verse, which bears, in flexibility and strength, comparison with the original Greek. – Venetian Life by W. D. Howells
  15. So attention to strength, poise, flexibility and grace of body are the foundations of good gesture, for they are expressions of vitality, and without vitality no speaker can enter the kingdom of power. – The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
  16. Her face, however, is not so noble; she has small eyes, and her features have not that flexibility necessary for expressing the movements of the passions. – Paris As It Was and As It Is by Francis W. Blagdon
  17. The flexibility and great variety in the modulations of the voice requisite in the interpretation of a monologue will be made clear by comparing such a monologue with some short poem which suggests a speech. – Browning and the Dramatic Monologue by S. S. Curry
  18. But she was gifted also with a fine contralto voice, of exceptional scope and flexibility whose capacity of being educated into an organ of expression was not thrown away upon one who had a world inside her to express- doubtless as yet not a little chaotic, but in process of assuming form that might demand utterance; and this angelic instrument had for some years been under careful training. – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
  19. Its small size as compared with the House of Representatives gave it greater flexibility – The United States Since The Civil War by Charles Ramsdell Lingley