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
Its combination of competitive spirit and blatant product placement has proved amazingly resilient.
The TechMatte screen protectors were extremely scratch-resilient compared to others, including protectors that cost more than $40.
Still, the fighters have turned out to be remarkably well-armed and resilient.
The vast majority of the challenge is about nurturing more resilient souls.
Vietnam’s economy grew 6.21 percent in 2016, the second consecutive year of more than 6 percent expansion, defying a regional slowdown to remain one of the world’s best performers, as its exports remained resilient to a global trade slowdown.
Hard Aces qualifies as a hard knocker — a hale, resilient type who is hardly tiptoeing into senior citizenhood.
But the 500-acre enclave, on a sliver of land between Jamaica Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, has been strikingly resilient.
The grasspea (Lathyrus sativus), for instance, is a legume that is also one of the most drought-resilient crops in the world.
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Origin and Etymology of resilient
Latin resilient-, resiliens, present participle of resilire to jump back, recoil, from re- + salire to leap — more at sally
First Known Use: 1674
Synonym Discussion of resilient
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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