supple

[s_ˈʌ_p_əl], [sˈʌpə͡l], [sˈʌpə‍l]

Definitions of supple:

  1.   To become supple. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   To make supple: to make soft or compliant. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3.   Easily bent; flexible; as, supple joints; submissive; yielding; as, a supple nature; meanly bending to the humor of others. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   To grow soft and flexible. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5.   Pliant: lithe: yielding to the humor of others: fawning. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6.   To make soft and pliant; to render compliant. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7.   Pliant; flexible; fawning. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8.   To make pliant or flexible; to grow soft or pliant. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9.   Pliant; easily bent; yielding; bending to the humour of others; flattering. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10.   Easily bent; flexible; compliant; not obstinate; flattering or fawning. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11.   To become soft and pliant. – Newage Dictionary DB
  12.   Suppleness. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13.   To make soft and flexible; to make submissive. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Quotes for supple:

  1. The real American type can never be a ballet dancer. The legs are too long, the body too supple and the spirit too free for this school of affected grace and toe walking. – Isadora Duncan
  2. Reason is a supple nymph, and slippery as a fish by nature. She had as leave give her kiss to an absurdity any day, as to syllogistic truth. The absurdity may turn out truer. – David Herbert Lawrence
  3. Misfortune had made Lily supple instead of hardening her, and a pliable substance is less easy to break than a stiff one. – Edith Wharton

Usage examples for supple:

  1. “ To most men she would have been irresistible, for she was as supple and straight as a child of thirteen. ” – There was a King in Egypt by Norma Lorimer
  2. There was a kind of still intensity about her father, which made him dangerous, but Catherine hardly went so far as to say to herself that it might be part of his plan to fasten his hand- the neat, fine, supple hand of a distinguished physician- in her throat. ” – Washington Square by Henry James
  3. He passed one arm around her supple waist; they halted; he turned her toward him. ” – The Firing Line by Robert W. Chambers
  4. You have seemed to display an undue interest in the peach and pearl which render my Karamaneh so delightful, In the supple grace of her movements and the sparkle of her eyes. ” – The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer
  5. Fifteen years age a man, but I'm supple and hearty yet." ” – The Northern Iron 1907 by George A. Birmingham
  6. She is moving past me like a queen- splendid, supple a smile of conscious power on her lips, the light of success in her eyes. ” – Rose of Dutcher's Coolly by Hamlin Garland
  7. Of the two, Alwyn had the advantage of more youthful prime, of a taller stature, of a more powerful, though less supple and graceful, frame. ” – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  8. As he was afraid, as on the staircase of the Palais Castagna, that he had gone too far, he added, laying his hand with its long, supple fingers familiarly upon the author's shoulder: " This is what I admire in him: It is that he allows profane persons, such as we are, to plague him, without ever growing angry. ” – Cosmopolis, Complete by Paul Bourget Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  9. Immediately I felt in my hand a delightful figure- one of those full but supple figures; and while waltzing, quite enchanted, I was saying to myself, 'She isn't really thin! ” – Parisian Points of View by Ludovic Halévy Commentator: Brander Matthews
  10. Assuredly a handsome fellow; comely of body, revealing so much of supple strength; comely of face in well- cut feature and fearless eye ... ” – Maria Chapdelaine A Tale of the Lake St. John Country by Louis Hemon

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