Her fingers were suppler than her mother's, and she scarcely spoke except to answer the latter's querulous questions.
She had breathed; her limbs were suppler; her action was freer, easier, lighter.
The birds were about the size of the hermit thrushes, but lither and suppler.
They got Gib down, but I that was suppler, managed to jook among the young oak-trees and run what I was fit back to the troop.
c.1300, from Old French souple "pliant, flexible," from Gallo-Romance *supples, from Latin supplex (genitive supplicis) "submissive, humbly begging," literally "bending, kneeling down," thought to be an altered form of *supplacos "humbly pleading, appeasing," from sub "under" + placare "appease" (see placate).