Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Complying; yielding.

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Usage examples "compliant":

  1. It was inconceivable that any one popular could approach her standard, but she was curious; flame played about him; she had some expectation of easing a spiteful sentiment created by the recent subjection of her thoughts to the prodigious little Jew; and some feeling of closer pity for Prince Marko she had, which urged her to be rid of her delusion as to the existence of a wonder- working man on our earth, that she might be sympathetically kind to the prince, perhaps compliant, and so please her parents, be good and dull, and please everybody, and adieu to dreams, good night, and so to sleep with the beasts!... - "The Tragic Comedians, Complete", George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009.
  2. In his Memoirs, Herr von Tirpitz says that of all the practical advantages which I declared would follow from a compliant attitude on our part, not one had fallen to our lot. - "My Three Years in America", Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff.
  3. Men of high rank- that is, the privileged class- before risking anything in an enterprise wish to assure themselves which way the wind of fortune blows and where the large battalions are; and then the victorious force may be certain of finding them compliant, cordial, and even enthusiastic if need be. - "The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 17", Charles Francis Horne.