Who was that lithe, bendable gymnast setting alight the Olympic flame?
It was made of very thin, bendable silver, looked like a piece of wire.
The fact is that Putin has never publically acknowledged his rumored relationship with the lithe, bendable Kabaeva.
Then he proceeded actually to tie a knot in it, so bendable was the new substance!
It all ties in with Mr. Damon's so-called relatives, and their knowledge of my formula for a bendable glass.
The fugitive crook, Hammer, had finally been nabbed, still with the formula for the bendable glass in his possession.
You know, I got the idea for bendable glass while I was trying to figure out a way to make a huge telescope mirror.
Old English bendan "to bend a bow; confine with a string, fetter," causative of bindan "to bind," from Proto-Germanic base *band- "string, band" (cf. Old Norse benda "to join, strain, strive, bend"), from PIE root *bhendh- "to bind" (cf. Gothic bindan, Old High German bintan, Sanskrit badhnati "binds," Lithuanian bendras "partner;" Old Persian bandaka- "subject").
Modern sense (early 14c.) is via notion of bending a bow to string it. Cognate with band, bind, and bond. Related: Bended; bent; bending.
"a bending or curving," 1590s; "thing of bent shape," c.1600, from bend (v.). Earlier "act of drawing a bow" (mid-15c.). The bends "decompression pain" first attested 1894.
"broad diagonal band in a coat-of-arms, etc.," c.1400, from earlier sense of "thin, flat strap for wrapping round," from Old English bend "fetter, shackle, chain," from PIE *bhendh- (see bend (v.)).
v. bent (běnt), bend·ing, bends
To incline the body; stoop.