elastic

Part of speech: adverb

Elastically.

Part of speech: adjective

Spontaneously returning to its original shape; springy; accommodating; buoyant.

Part of speech: noun

A band of elastic material.

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Usage examples "elastic":

  1. Now, when you began to work the lever there was still enough air in the globe to balance, through its elastic force, the air outside; and, as the piston receives an almost equal pressure of air from the atmosphere above and from the globe below, it is easily raised and lowered. - "In Search of a Son", William Shepard Walsh.
  2. Salome's step was light and elastic as she walked away towards Edinburgh Crescent. - "Salome", Emma Marshall.
  3. The Broad Churchman here is still a Churchman, but the system is much more elastic and much more intellectual. - "Recollections and Impressions 1822-1890", Octavius Brooks Frothingham.