resilient

[ ri-zil-yuhnt, -zil-ee-uhnt ]SEE DEFINITION OF resilient
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Octavia's resilient flesh crawled and quivered at her memories.

They are a dangerous, tenacious, resilient, ruthless and unrelenting foe to have.

The wire for this purpose should be annealed, and not resilient.

Another group was schooled in bending the resilient but tough hickory.

The bed was clearly a good bed, resilient, softly garnished.

She went by with her quick and resilient tread, her cheek royally red.

Resilient youth, like a coiled spring that has been loosed, was off with a bound.

Did not resilient bones tell the tale of brutes viler than men?

The road, hard and free from dust, echoed the resilient hoof-falls of our beasts.

He had still to learn what an adaptable, resilient organism man is.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, "springing back," from Latin resilientem "inclined to leap or spring back," present participle of resilire (see resilience). Figuratively, of persons, from 1830. Related: Resiliently.

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