Examples of willowy in a Sentence
the rattan's stems are split into willowy staves that are woven together to produce exquisite baskets
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The owner thoughtfully decided to augment the flexible flyer with a hefty cage, lest the willowy German twist itself into a Rennsport Rennpretzel.
Another Thing: Stark Stem Holders For his 2014 series of photographs, ‘‘Postures,’’ the Swedish artist Carl Kleiner used brass-wire posts to manipulate the long, willowy stems of tulips, freezing them in poses of melancholy, human-like repose.
Bands such as Yes and ELP were known for mashing up classical and rock music for their sound and for elaborate, theatrical stage shows, replete with willowy, wizardly outfits, spinning pianos and other grand gestures.
And Mara is perfectly cast as the girl who's been left behind; even the willowy curve of her neck suggests a quiet thoughtfulness.
But Jorge, a willowy 23-year-old, utilized a 95 mph fastball to work into the sixth inning, allowing three runs in five-plus innings.
There's no tidy resolution here, no willowy woman on the book jacket holding the waistband of her old pants an arm's reach from her new body.
So that is why 10 artistic directors, associate producers and others were inside the 40-seat black-box Skylight recently, watching a willowy young woman named Akemi Look audition.
Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site, Oregon: Tall, willowy cottonwood trees along the John Day River provide shade and serenity off U.S. Highway 26 just west of the Eastern Oregon town of John Day.
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First Known Use of willowy
Synonymsbendy [chiefly British], flexible, limber, lissome (also lissom), lithe, lithesome, pliable, pliant, supple
Antonymsinflexible, rigid, stiff, stiffened
Related Wordsadaptable, ductile, elastic, fluid, kneadable, malleable, modifiable, plastic, variable, yielding; droopy, flaccid, floppy, limp; semiflexible
Near Antonymsinelastic, nonmalleable, unyielding; breakable, brittle, fragile
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