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
One of Self’s most experienced teams has proved to be one his most resilient.
But the Pacers have been resilient all season, and the locker room will be pleased that nothing happened at the deadline, because this team loves playing together.
Amid the conditions, Beauttah says teachers have learned to be resilient.
And yet, while Mikaela Shiffrin and her resilient, responsive, 22-year-old body surged ahead to become the next American skiing icon, perhaps an all-time great, Vonn could have bailed.
But just like the gamelan, Martínez’s mariachi music, by being upbeat yet restrained, serves as a resilient maudlin-buster, the implication in every beat of a higher purpose.
Teachers and first responders have been heroic and students are remarkably resilient, but none of this is acceptable.
Why not invest more in resilient transportation systems that are better for the environment— like public transit?
Kenya’s Eurobonds have also proved resilient, thanks in part to investors craving the higher yields that emerging markets offer.
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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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