malleable

[ mal-ee-uh-buhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF malleable
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From it she judged him malleable now, that had been so stern and unyielding before.

They were poor things, but they were malleable in his hands.

Everything was getting too near the end to be malleable any more.

Watt was not made of malleable stuff, and, besides, he was tied to his mission.

The creative energy of love demands an indetermined and malleable future.

It is very tough and malleable, and is easily cast, hammered, and polished.

The one contains the malleable, and the other the brittle metals.

Nickel is white, ductile and malleable, but of difficult fusion.

It is of a reddish colour, malleable, ductile, and tenacious.

As a malleable metal, however, it stands next to it in this respect.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "capable of being shaped by hammering," from Middle French malleable and directly from Medieval Latin malleabilis, from malleare "to beat with a hammer," from Latin malleus "hammer" (see mallet). Figurative sense, of persons, "capable of being adapted" first recorded 1610s.

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