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The pliant brain of a newborn infant is shaped in relations with the world mediated by the adults who take care of her, starting with the maternal gaze.
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She did not speak; she moved her fingers caressingly over his hand, thinking how pliant and feminine, how characteristic, it was.
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To know how to speak to a king is perhaps the sole art of a prudent and pliant courtier.
THE 'CHARACTERS' OF JEAN DE LA BRUYREJEAN DE LA BRUYRE
Other men might find her pliant, pleasing, seductive; he alone knew her as disinterested.
THE LIFE OF NELSON, VOL. I (OF 2)A. T. (ALFRED THAYER) MAHAN
Not merely tall, but pliant, elastic, and graceful in no ordinary degree.
HONOR O'CALLAGHANMARY RUSSELL MITFORD
In every American city with a large pliant foreign vote have appeared the boss, the machine, and the Tammany way.
THE OLD WORLD IN THE NEWEDWARD ALSWORTH ROSS
He had a gold watch, and a gold curb chain with large gold seals; and he carried a pliant ebony cane with a gold top.
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The Honourable felt a soft carpet under foot, and sat down, fingering the low, pliant lounge.
THE CONQUEST OF ROMEMATILDE SERAO
Then the Attorney talks with the most pliant jurors, coaxes them, wheedles them, stimulates them to do what he wants done.
THE TRIAL OF THEODORE PARKERTHEODORE PARKER
The pliant jury found Mr. Cooper guilty, and he was fined $400 and sent to jail for six months.
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