Usage examples for pliant

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. He can bend easily, he is flexible, he is pliant, and yet he has not lost the bravery and the power of his weapon. – Manners and Social Usages by Mrs. John M. E. W. Sherwood
  5. When he broached it afterward her pliant mood had vanished. – The Henchman by Mark Lee Luther
  6. 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
  7. The plants of this genus are tough and pliant, becoming hard when old, unless very watery, and when dry. – Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc. by George Francis Atkinson
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. During my trouble Mr. Bradlaugh lent me every assistance, furnishing me with legal books and advice and visiting me in Newgate between the first and second trials, while Judge North's underlings were preparing a more pliant jury than the one which had declined to return a verdict of guilty. – Reminiscences of Charles Bradlaugh by George W. Foote
  11. At his side, on a beautiful spirited bay, rode a very young woman whose pliant figure was extremely aristocratic in its bearing. – In The Fire Of The Forge, Volume 5. by Georg Ebers
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Buckingham, who although pliant and adroit yet had no regard whatever for others, wished to keep Parliament sitting until it had made satisfactory grants. – A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6) by Leopold von Ranke
  16. 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
  17. La Vallette was a man of good sense and education, pleasing manners, pliant temper, and moderate opinions. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  18. 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
  19. 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