Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The property of being supple; pliableness; flexibility.
- n. Readiness of compliance; the property of easily yielding; facility; capability of molding one's self to the wishes or opinions of others.
- n. Synonyms See supple.
- n. The quality of being supple.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being supple; flexibility; pliableness; pliancy.
- n. the property of being pliant and flexible
- n. adaptability of mind or character
- n. the gracefulness of a person or animal that is flexible and supple
- From supple + -ness (Wiktionary)
“I had rid myself of my bonds handily enough; I had rubbed my limbs to that perfect suppleness which is always desirable before a fight; and I had planned to rush out so soon as the door was swung, and kill those that came first with fist blows on the brow and chin.”
“Written in seven movements for natural horn and ensemble, it was the highlight of a concert also given in Edinburgh that included Kodály's delicious Dances of Galánta and Dvorák's benevolent Fifth Symphony, drawn with suppleness and clarity by the SCO's chief conductor, Robin Ticciati.”
“Yes, Virginia, CA wines not only age well but take on the complexities, suppleness and sensual attractiveness we expect of older wines.”
“Already a dancer of considerable suppleness and individuality he began dancing as a young boy in the Dordogne region of France, he became the point man for Pina's explorations of love and sex, striving, mortality and just about every other element of being human.”
“England was blessed as a nation in that the language of its principal book, as the Bible in English rapidly became, was the fountain from which flowed the lucidity, suppleness and expressive range of the greatest prose thereafter.”
“I could sense behind me Artem was briefly aroused by the sight of my suppleness.”
“Bieber actually holds his own against her gusty attack, but he's no match for Usher's lounge-soul suppleness on The Christmas Song or Busta Rhymes's raucous flow on Drummer Boy.”
“When he'd crept up behind her in bed, pressing an unexpected erection against her tailbone, he'd put his hand on her hip and—expecting suppleness to the flesh beneath his palm, was at once surprised and terrified of the bony protrusion he encountered instead.”
“It had a slightly stiff crispness, whereas the base of a truly exceptional pizza would have a real suppleness, an airiness, a chewy vibrancy of flavour.”
“Working with your points of tension, you can change these patterns to increase the suppleness and health of your root.”
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