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pliant/ˈplaɪənt/ adjective
[date : 1300-1400; Language : Old French; Origin : present participle of plier; ⇨ pliers]
1. soft and moving easily in the way that you want:
  ▪ Isabel was pliant in his arms.
  ▪ her pliant lips

2. easily influenced and controlled by other people:
  ▪ Pliant judges have been a problem in the past.

—pliantly adverb

—pliancy noun [UNCOUNTABLE]

Limbs pliant, reason suspended, she lay in a universe where nothing mattered except that he should not stop.
Mr Gorbachev has three instruments that, he hopes, will make the press more pliant while falling short of complete censorship.
She sat rigidly, shaking, incapable of anything other than being there, pliant in his hands.
The joints of his limbs were so pliant and flexible that he seemed much more like one asleep than dead.
Their skin feels like day-after-death skin, cold and hard though still faintly pliant.
Women were the first, the most expendable, the most pliant, and the easiest victims.
You feel the grit in the clay, the slick surface of the glass, the pliant rubber.

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