Definition of pliancy:
- elasticity (part of speech: noun)
- softness (part of speech: noun)
- fickleness (part of speech: noun)
- "Roderick Hudson", Henry James.
And if he discovered that he had done an injustice, though he was passionately desirous of doing justice, he never once acknowledged the fact; for it was necessary to preserve his faith in himself, as well as the obedience and pliancy of his officials, and the implicit trust of his people in his final decisions.- "Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. II.", Gustav Freytag.
Youth being for learning this art undoubtedly the best season, for reasons as I have before observed, too obvious to need insisting on, the master cannot pay too much attention to the availing himself of the pliancy of that age, to give his scholars the necessary instructions for preparing and well- disposing their limbs.- "A Treatise on the Art of Dancing", Giovanni-Andrea Gallini.