Mrs. Mortimer put her motherly arms about the girl, but she found no pliancy.
The difficulty was, then, to give to old wood the pliancy of young.
By the pliancy of their moral code they consecrated the basest means to pious ends.
A hint of pliancy here, of weakness perhaps, that is not Kate.
Immersion in hot water, however, restores its softness and pliancy.
They had a sister; yet it was not her beauty, but the pliancy of her virtue, that recommended her to the king.
Another thing is, the quality of the straw as to pliancy and toughness.
He had no retrospects nor afterthoughts; he tried to coax her into pliancy.
Her speech became soliloquy—was it because of a certain want of pliancy in Aunt M'riar?
The plenitude and the pliancy of the Shakespearian mind may be manifested by a trivial circumstance.
late 14c., from Old French ploiant "bending, supple; compliant, fickle," as a noun, "turncoat" (13c.), present participle of ploier "to bend" (see ply (n.)). Figurative sense of "easily influenced" is from c.1400. Related: Pliancy.