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Her very lips were stiff and unpliable with the force of the blood which rushed to her head.

In vain, anxious to be let off, was I restrained in utterance—cold, unpliable.

How grotesque her features were, so hard and unpliable seemed her flesh.

They are clumsy to place, burdensome to carry, and stiff and unpliable to the chafing point.

Water-glass soaps do not dissolve readily in water, they make but little suds, and render the skin hard and unpliable.

All her life, as it seemed, she had been accustomed to mediate between these two unpliable and stubborn temperaments.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French ploiable "flexible, bendable," from plier "to bend" (see ply (n.)). Related: Pliably, pliability.

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