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[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.
—pliancy noun [UNCOUNTABLE]
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▪ 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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