from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The quality of being pliant; flexibility.
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- noun The state or quality of being
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- noun adaptability of mind or character
- noun the property of being pliant and flexible
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From pliant + -ness
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It behoves you also to go to prayer with a most entire resignation and submission and pliantness to go that way in religion and in life that God points out to you.
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The tongue is a contexture of small muscles and nerves so very supple, that it winds and turns like a serpent, with unconceivable mobility and pliantness.
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