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 Meanings and Examples of FLEXIBLE
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flexible
 a.  capable of being bent or flexed
Classic Sentence:
1  He was in flexible mail, and under the rim of his planished morion were amorous curls.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
2  Because at some more flexible period he had advanced from oranges to grape-fruit he considered himself an epicure.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
3  So that tormented to madness, he was now churning through the water, violently flailing with his flexible tail, and tossing the keen spade about him, wounding and murdering his own comrades.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
4  The travelers anxiously regarded the upright, flexible figure of the young Mohican, graceful and unrestrained in the attitudes and movements of nature.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 6
5  The natural taste and true ear of David governed and modified the sounds to suit the confined cavern, every crevice and cranny of which was filled with the thrilling notes of their flexible voices.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 6
6  Augustine, with his blue eyes and golden hair, his ethereally flexible form and vivacious features; and Alfred, dark-eyed, with haughty Roman profile, firmly-knit limbs, and decided bearing.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
7  His head, supported by a long and flexible neck, issued from his large black robe, balancing itself with a motion very much like that of the tortoise thrusting his head out of his shell.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 13 MONSIEUR BONACIEUX
8  The blade was round, and of flexible silver.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 52 CAPTIVITY: THE FIRST DAY
9  Chateau-Renaud contented himself with tapping his boot with his flexible cane.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 91. Mother and Son.
10  Mobile and flexible, it was never intended to be compressed in the eternal silence of solitude: it is a mouth which should speak much and smile often, and have human affection for its interlocutor.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
11  The sight of such a flexible bend as that on grim Egdon was quite an apparition.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 7 Queen of Night
12  She went up to him and with a swift, flexible, youthful movement dropped on her knees.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXXI
13  They hollow out head-gear to guard them, and plait wickerwork round shield-bosses; others forge breastplates of brass or smooth greaves of flexible silver.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SEVENTH
14  His arms became stiff, his legs lost their flexibility, and he was almost breathless.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 21. The Island of Tiboulen.
Example Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  A flexible retirement age is being considered by Ministers to unify men's and women's pension rights.
2  You need to be more flexible and imaginative in your approach.
3  You need a flexible approach in devising your ground plan for bargaining.
4  We are all born flexible but as we grow older, we tend to seize up a little.
5  The European Union should remain flexible enough to assimilate more countries quickly.
6  The road of life is a spiral path, only swagger, flexible turning, can rise to the ideal.
7  We can be flexible about your starting date.
8  They might be important, they innovate, they're flexible, but the implication is they don't need to be regulated to the extent of the banking system.
9  The way of life is very beautiful for those people, who work from home, enjoys having less pressure and they can work in flexible hours at their own convenience.
10  The cheetah has an extremely flexible backbone that gives extra speed or force to its running motion.
11  A vine is a growth form based on long, flexible stems.
12  The fund theory offers the reporting accountant the flexibility to define the reporting unit where the definition is most useful.
13  Police work involves a considerable degree of flexibility and discretion.
14  There has got to be a degree of flexibility.
15  Employees expect flexibility in the workplace.