Usage examples for pliant

  1. Not one of the Millars was tall- not even May, though she came nearest to it; but Rose's slight pliant figure had a natural grace and elegance which its quick, careless movements did not dispel. – A Houseful of Girls by Sarah Tytler
  2. That Louis had such designs was undoubted, and, if properly managed and bribed, Portocarrero would have been a pliant instrument in his hands; but the cardinal was soon estranged by the constant interference by the French agents in his own measures of government, and therefore turned against France that power of intrigue which he had recently used in her favor. – The Bravest of the Brave or, with Peterborough in Spain by G. A. Henty
  3. It was bent upon only one thing- to escape that dreaded, whirling loop of rawhide, so pliant and yet so strong. – Hopalong Cassidy by Clarence E. Mulford
  4. Without knowing what was passing in his mind she yet understood that it was some powerful emotion, and her pliant nerves responded. – The Just and the Unjust by Vaughan Kester
  5. Every moment, her head and neck assumed some new and lovely turn- every moment her figure naturally fell into the position which showed its pliant symmetry best. – Basil by Wilkie Collins
  6. She who had been a pliant instrument in the hands of Fu- Manchu now was to be the means whereby society should be rid of him. – The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer
  7. The pure, calm face held high aloft, the pliant figure moving ever with the same smooth, graceful gestures. – M. or N. "Similia similibus curantur." by G.J. Whyte-Melville
  8. He himself had changed during the few days of his knowledge of the secret from a pliant boy into a silent accusation. – A Republic Without a President and Other Stories by Herbert Ward
  9. The wild flower on the grassy mound Scarce bends its pliant form When overhead the autumnal wood Is thundering like a storm. – Poems with Power to Strengthen the Soul by Various
  10. Her fingers yet played between the gilded bars; the posture she had assumed set forth the pliant grace of her figure. – Under the Rose by Frederic Stewart Isham
  11. Funny how he'd escaped through the years, him having apparently the weak and pliant nature that makes the ideal husband, and having reached the time of life when he was putting sheep dip on his hair where the lining shone through on top. – Ma Pettengill by Harry Leon Wilson
  12. The acquaintance speedily drifted into intimacy, and the girl became the pliant tool of Birchill, who acquired an almost magnetic influence over her. – The Hampstead Mystery by John R. Watson