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The IPO was canceled, Neumann was pushed out by his formerly pliant board of directors, and WeWork, once valued at $47 billion, couldn’t even lay off employees because it couldn’t afford severance packages.
THE DETAILS OF WEWORK’S UNRAVELING ARE STRANGER THAN FICTIONALLISON STEWARTJULY 22, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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.
TESSA WADSWORTH'S DISCIPLINEJENNIE M. DRINKWATER
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.
THE PICKWICK PAPERSCHARLES DICKENS
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
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WORDS RELATED TO PLIANT

  • adaptable
  • agile
  • bending
  • ductile
  • elastic
  • flexible
  • graceful
  • limber
  • lissome
  • lithe
  • lithesome
  • malleable
  • moldable
  • plastic
  • pliable
  • pliant
  • resilient
  • rubber
  • springy
  • stretch
  • stretchy
  • svelte
  • willowy
  • wiry
  • yielding
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