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I myself have tried purchasing a supportive mattress and pliable pillow, and I eat healthy and exercise regularly, but I still feel sore and stiff in the morning.

Steam or griddle your tortillas until they’re soft and pliable.

At a Wednesday news conference, Turner and allies warned that the campaign against her was funded by corporate-friendly conservatives who wanted a pliable member of Congress.

About 10 minutes before assembling the pie, remove the second disk of pie crust dough from the refrigerator to allow it to soften and become more pliable.

Taking inspiration from marine animals that gracefully maneuver through their surroundings—the octopus is a favorite—scientists tapped silicone and other pliable materials to build soft structures that can stretch and move with ease.

Over time, the theory goes, inflammation causes trouble—plaques and less pliable arterial walls.

Another notable region is nicknamed “Pigeon Valley” for the thousands of bird nesting holes dug into the pliable rock.

Their own moral values must be so certain and positive that those younger and more pliable will be influenced by a fine example.

Memory and history are funny: generally reliable, they're also shockingly pliable, and often wrong on details.

Could the West rely on the more or less faceless Libyan opposition, a rabble in arms, to be so pliable?

It was soft and pliable, and of such a texture that it could be washed easier than anything else, either paper or cloth.

He showed his shrewdness in thus dealing with this pliable and deeply affectionate nature.

Nothing else except silver or gold would be tough enough as well as pliable enough for the purpose.

About 15 minutes of soaking will be sufficient to make them pliable enough to bend over at right angles.

In silence he thrust his beechwood tablets into his pocket, and picked his pliable scaler's rule from the corner.


On this page you'll find 72 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pliable, such as: docile, flexible, limber, malleable, manageable, and pliant.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.