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The pliant brain of a newborn infant is shaped in relations with the world mediated by the adults who take care of her, starting with the maternal gaze.Our Most Effective Weapon Is Imagination - Issue 99: Universality|Guido Tonelli|April 29, 2021|Nautilus
The ad reminds readers that there is no income tax in Texas, that the state has budget surpluses and “pliant labor laws.”
Bank bosses who refused were simply replaced with pliant sycophants.
He called that pliant decision the biggest mistake of his presidency.
She did not speak; she moved her fingers caressingly over his hand, thinking how pliant and feminine, how characteristic, it was.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline|Jennie M. Drinkwater
To know how to speak to a king is perhaps the sole art of a prudent and pliant courtier.The 'Characters' of Jean de La Bruyre|Jean de La Bruyre
Other men might find her pliant, pleasing, seductive; he alone knew her as disinterested.The Life of Nelson, Vol. I (of 2)|A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
Not merely tall, but pliant, elastic, and graceful in no ordinary degree.Honor O'callaghan|Mary Russell Mitford
In every American city with a large pliant foreign vote have appeared the boss, the machine, and the Tammany way.The Old World in the New|Edward Alsworth Ross