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Usage examples for supple

  1. I feel superior to a chap whose place Commands him to be neat and supple. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. He passed one arm around her supple waist; they halted; he turned her toward him. – The Firing Line by Robert W. Chambers
  6. They were become gliding lengths of muscle as swift, as loathsome in their supple dartings and coilings as any snake lashing across the expanses of primeval jungle. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930 by Various
  7. But her body, that filled him with such rage, would be young and warm and supple for long years yet, and lover after lover would feel it quiver and awake to passion. – The Aspirations of Jean Servien by Anatole France
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Fifteen years age a man, but I'm supple and hearty yet." – The Northern Iron 1907 by George A. Birmingham
  11. And then there's the true slim waist, which is easy, natural, supple. – Parisian Points of View by Ludovic Halévy Commentator: Brander Matthews
  12. Up betimes, and to the office, where busy sitting all the morning, and I begin to find a little convenience by holding up my head to Sir W. Pen, for he is come to be more supple. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  13. For a long time now he had been pledged to personal daring, to thought forced to become supple and concentrated, to hard, practical planning, physical hardship and danger. – Foes by Mary Johnston
  14. At first the supple young figure in violet and gray was not recognized. – Louisiana by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  15. 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
  16. " I did not hear it," he answered, taking her supple body in his arms and covering her wet face with kisses. – New-Arabian-Nights by Stevenson, Robert Louis
  17. 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
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