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
Mexico is a resilient country
In a new interview, Ravi Menon, the managing director for the Monetary Authority of Singapore, said markets have been incredibly resilient and keep hitting new highs despite recent episodes like tensions with North Korea.
Mess historically front-loads his schedule in an effort to produce a resilient team come tournament time.
That the Spartans got to overtime and had a chance on the road, though, still speaks to this team being resilient and able to play through its own growing pains.
Success in the wilderness or an ultra race isn’t defined by the failure to finish but by the acceptance of uncontrollable circumstances, an ability to adapt, and a resilient willingness to return to a missed opportunity.
Elche, who have fallen quickly since being relegated from La Liga for unpaid tax debts in 2015, were resilient and by the end were matching Atletico blow for blow.
Clinton dropped the r-word (resilient) to commend city-wide efforts, many of which were orchestrated by leaders in that very room.
In many way The Tribes of Palos Verdes is standard YA fare: poisonous suburban milieu, troubled family dynamics and a misfit protagonist, intelligent and resilient.
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Synonymsbouncy, flexible, elastic, rubberlike, rubbery, springy, stretch, stretchable, stretchy, supple, whippy
Antonymsinelastic, inflexible, nonelastic, rigid, stiff
Related Wordsadaptable, ductile, kneadable, malleable, moldable, plastic, pliable, pliant; limber, lissome (also lissom), lithe, lithesome, willowy
Near Antonymscompact, firm, hard, solid, unyielding; brittle, crisp, crumbly, flaky (also flakey), friable, short
Synonym Discussion of resilient
- an elastic waistband
- a resilient innersole
- the cake is done when the top is springy
- flexible plastic tubing
- supple leather
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