Origin of pliable
Examples from the Web for pliable
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|DAILY BEAST
Could the West rely on the more or less faceless Libyan opposition, a rabble in arms, to be so pliable?
The rope tier takes pleasure in using the human body and the rope to create an erotic, pliable work of art.
To keep himself loose and pliable and imbued with the mischievousness that nourished him, Paul often resorted to practical jokes.
The softest, freest, most pliable and changeful living substance is the brain—the hardest and most iron-bound as well.The home|Charlotte Perkins Gilman
In his right hand he held a stick, a little, pliable bamboo stick.Caybigan|James Hopper
These manuvres are intended to render them pliable, to separate the fibres, which permits the salts to penetrate more easily.History of Embalming|J. N. Gannal
Feel the ends of your weavers and you will find that some are stiff while others are almost as soft and pliable as cord.The Child's Rainy Day Book|Mary White
I think your friend is of too pliable a nature to be in the hands of so unscrupulous a rascal.Parlous Times|David Dwight Wells
late 14c., from Old French ploiable "flexible, bendable," from plier "to bend" (see ply (n.)). Related: Pliably, pliability.