He called that pliant decision the biggest mistake of his presidency.
The ad reminds readers that there is no income tax in Texas, that the state has budget surpluses and “pliant labor laws.”
Bank bosses who refused were simply replaced with pliant sycophants.
Tradespeople became sweet and pliant—the plucking of a goose with golden feathers was not an every-day event.
So slight, yet so round, so trim, yet so pliant—she was grace itself.
Amiantus (Interpretatio gives federwis, pliant, salamanderhar).
The pileus is thin, pliant when fresh but somewhat brittle when dry.
And here again the Parliament of Paris was as pliant as its rulers could desire.
The atmosphere that surrounds us is so often treacherous to our pliant natures!
For the future is pliant and ductile, and will be easily moulded by a strong fancy into any form.
late 14c., from Old French ploiant "bending, supple; compliant, fickle," as a noun, "turncoat" (13c.), present participle of ploier "to bend" (see ply (n.)). Figurative sense of "easily influenced" is from c.1400. Related: Pliancy.