Examples of pliable in a Sentence
Because the leather is pliable, it's easy to work with.
She sometimes takes advantage of her pliable parents.
Recent Examples of pliable from the Web
As his teammates howled with laughter and began combining his last name with that of a pliable toy figure, Montgomery laughed along.
But just as the Dreamettes are gaining fans, Curtis demotes feisty, plump Effie to background singer and hands the star spot to the more svelte, photogenic and pliable group member Deena (Lauren Du Pree).
Garmezy worked in short spurts and stopped often so his partner, Sandy Wilson, could push the whole piece via metal rod back into the hot furnace nearby to keep it pliable.
And lastly, the water inside creates the ideal moist environment for the loaf to rise and be perfectly pliable for kneading afterwards.
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Origin and Etymology of pliable
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from plier to bend, fold — more at ply
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of pliable
PLIABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pliable for English Language Learners
: able to bend, fold, or twist easily
: too easily influenced or controlled by other people
PLIABLE Defined for Kids
Definition of pliable for Students
1 : possible to bend without breaking
2 : easily influenced a pliable teenager
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