Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Easily bent; yielding.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "pliant":

  1. Ruth picked up the dishes; it was something really delicate to see her scrape them clean, with a pliant knife, as a painter might cleanse his palette,- we had, in fact, a palette- knife that we kept for this use when we washed our own dishes,- and then set them in piles and groups before mother, on the pembroke- table. - "We Girls: A Home Story", Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney.
  2. " But let the scoundrel take care; for if his cooking be bad, if his bed be hard, his wine less than three years in bottle, and his waiter be not as pliant as a reed"- " There! - "Marguerite de Valois", Alexandre Dumas.
  3. For a moment her soft hair brushed his ear, and a light scent from her neck suggested he keep her pliant form close to him a little longer than necessary. - "A Fine Fix", R. C. Noll.