Examples of resilient in a Sentence
- The tallow tree, an ornamental species introduced by Benjamin Franklin in 1772, can quickly grow to 10 metres and is resilient to many pests. —New Scientist, 19-25 Aug. 2006
- In this affecting and eloquent account of the Dew family members' attempts to come to terms with the homosexuality of the elder son … Stephen emerges as a remarkably resilient and self-aware young man. —Genevieve Stuttaford, Publishers Weekly, 18 Apr. 1994
- Scientists are trying to figure out how the complex structure of such crystals and polymers and their interactions on the molecular level lead to resilient materials like sea shells, teeth and bones. —JoAnn Shroyer, Quark, Critters and Chaos, 1993
- Old roses are tough and resilient; they may be a little loose and blowzy … but the fact remains, these bushes want to live. —Beverly Lowry, New York Times Book Review, 3 Dec. 1989
- Hot-dipped nails have a resilient, thick zinc jacket that withstands more of the perils of a nail's life. —Jim Locke, The Apple Corps Guide to the Well-Built House, 1988
The local economy is remarkably resilient.
after being dipped in liquid nitrogen, the rubber ball's normally resilient surface is as brittle as ceramic
Recent Examples of resilient from the Web
Even with their ups and downs this year, stocks have been ultimately resilient.
Before Monday, the technology sector had been relatively resilient in the face of steep declines in industrial conglomerates and agriculture firms.
As a world-renowned coach, Sommer is known for building his students into some of the most powerful and resilient athletes in the world.
But Ebola has also encouraged a broader rethink of the approach to global health, shifting the emphasis from trying to eradicate single diseases to building health systems that are resilient to diverse threats and less reliant on aid.
The project will also focus on making sure that the new city is sustainable and resilient to natural disasters in an effort to avoid replicating Manila’s vulnerability to flooding and typhoon damage.
The Democratic and Republican parties, the world's second and third oldest parties, have been amazingly resilient – yes, and loud – political organisms, adaptive and roughly balancing each other out.
Genetic engineering could help produce more resilient crops and more effective vaccines.
Serbia has a must-win match against Brazil — which scored two game-winning goals against the resilient Costa Rica in stoppage time.
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Synonym Discussion of resilient
- an elastic waistband
- a resilient innersole
- the cake is done when the top is springy
- flexible plastic tubing
- supple leather
RESILIENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of resilient for English Language Learners
: able to become strong, healthy, or successful again after something bad happens
: able to return to an original shape after being pulled, stretched, pressed, bent, etc.
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