- pli·a·bil·i·ty [plahy-uh-bil-i-tee], /ˌplaɪ əˈbɪl ɪ ti/, pli·a·ble·ness, noun
- pli·a·bly, adverb
- non·pli·a·ble, adjective
- non·pli·a·bly, adverb
- un·pli·a·ble, adjective
- un·pli·a·bly, adverb
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How to use pliable in a sentence
I myself have tried purchasing a supportive mattress and pliable pillow, and I eat healthy and exercise regularly, but I still feel sore and stiff in the morning.The best sleep position for minimizing aches and pains | Eleanor Cummins | October 25, 2021 | Popular-Science
Steam or griddle your tortillas until they’re soft and pliable.These grilled corn and zucchini tacos will delight you with layers of flavor | Daniela Galarza | September 2, 2021 | Washington Post
At a Wednesday news conference, Turner and allies warned that the campaign against her was funded by corporate-friendly conservatives who wanted a pliable member of Congress.The Trailer: Who sponsored this message? Why you're seeing so many ads so far from the midterms. | David Weigel | July 29, 2021 | Washington Post
About 10 minutes before assembling the pie, remove the second disk of pie crust dough from the refrigerator to allow it to soften and become more pliable.
Taking inspiration from marine animals that gracefully maneuver through their surroundings—the octopus is a favorite—scientists tapped silicone and other pliable materials to build soft structures that can stretch and move with ease.This Soft Robot Stingray Just Explored the Deepest Point in the Ocean | Shelly Fan | March 9, 2021 | Singularity Hub
Over time, the theory goes, inflammation causes trouble—plaques and less pliable arterial walls.
Another notable region is nicknamed “Pigeon Valley” for the thousands of bird nesting holes dug into the pliable rock.The Secret Life of Cappadocia: Underground in the Turkish Rock Formations | Nina Strochlic | August 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Their own moral values must be so certain and positive that those younger and more pliable will be influenced by a fine example.Michael Tomasky: More Punishment for Penn State, Please | | July 24, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Memory and history are funny: generally reliable, they're also shockingly pliable, and often wrong on details.
Could the West rely on the more or less faceless Libyan opposition, a rabble in arms, to be so pliable?
It was soft and pliable, and of such a texture that it could be washed easier than anything else, either paper or cloth.Our Little Korean Cousin | H. Lee M. Pike
He showed his shrewdness in thus dealing with this pliable and deeply affectionate nature.The Circular Study | Anna Katharine Green
Nothing else except silver or gold would be tough enough as well as pliable enough for the purpose.Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie | George Brenton Laurie
About 15 minutes of soaking will be sufficient to make them pliable enough to bend over at right angles.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 | Various
In silence he thrust his beechwood tablets into his pocket, and picked his pliable scaler's rule from the corner.Blazed Trail Stories | Stewart Edward White
British Dictionary definitions for pliable
easily moulded, bent, influenced, or altered
- pliability or pliableness, noun
- pliably, adverb
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