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  • 181Ductilely — Ductile Duc tile, a. [L. ductilis, fr. ducere to lead: cf. F. ductile. See {Duct}.] 1. Easily led; tractable; complying; yielding to motives, persuasion, or instruction; as, a ductile people. Addison. [1913 Webster] Forms their ductile minds To… …

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  • 182Ductileness — Ductile Duc tile, a. [L. ductilis, fr. ducere to lead: cf. F. ductile. See {Duct}.] 1. Easily led; tractable; complying; yielding to motives, persuasion, or instruction; as, a ductile people. Addison. [1913 Webster] Forms their ductile minds To… …

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  • 183Easier — Easy Eas y, a. [Compar. {Easier}; superl. {Easiest}.] [OF. aisi[ e], F. ais[ e], prop. p. p. of OF. aisier. See {Ease}, v. t.] 1. At ease; free from pain, trouble, or constraint; as: (a) Free from pain, distress, toil, exertion, and the like;… …

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  • 184Easiest — Easy Eas y, a. [Compar. {Easier}; superl. {Easiest}.] [OF. aisi[ e], F. ais[ e], prop. p. p. of OF. aisier. See {Ease}, v. t.] 1. At ease; free from pain, trouble, or constraint; as: (a) Free from pain, distress, toil, exertion, and the like;… …

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  • 185Easy — Eas y, a. [Compar. {Easier}; superl. {Easiest}.] [OF. aisi[ e], F. ais[ e], prop. p. p. of OF. aisier. See {Ease}, v. t.] 1. At ease; free from pain, trouble, or constraint; as: (a) Free from pain, distress, toil, exertion, and the like; quiet;… …

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  • 186Flexile — Flex ile, a. [L. flexilis.] Flexible; pliant; pliable; easily bent; plastic; tractable. Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 187Gentle — Gen tle, a. [Compar. {Gentler}; superl. {Gentlest}.] [OE. gentil, F. gentil noble, pretty, graceful, fr. L. gentilis of the same clan or race, fr. gens, gentis, tribe, clan, race, orig. that which belongs together by birth, fr. the root of genere …

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  • 188Gentler — Gentle Gen tle, a. [Compar. {Gentler}; superl. {Gentlest}.] [OE. gentil, F. gentil noble, pretty, graceful, fr. L. gentilis of the same clan or race, fr. gens, gentis, tribe, clan, race, orig. that which belongs together by birth, fr. the root of …

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  • 189Gentlest — Gentle Gen tle, a. [Compar. {Gentler}; superl. {Gentlest}.] [OE. gentil, F. gentil noble, pretty, graceful, fr. L. gentilis of the same clan or race, fr. gens, gentis, tribe, clan, race, orig. that which belongs together by birth, fr. the root of …

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  • 190Honors are easy — Easy Eas y, a. [Compar. {Easier}; superl. {Easiest}.] [OF. aisi[ e], F. ais[ e], prop. p. p. of OF. aisier. See {Ease}, v. t.] 1. At ease; free from pain, trouble, or constraint; as: (a) Free from pain, distress, toil, exertion, and the like;… …

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  • 191Kind — (k[imac]nd), a. [Compar. {Kinder} (k[imac]nd [ e]r); superl. {Kindest}.] [AS. cynde, gecynde, natural, innate, prop. an old p. p. from the root of E. kin. See {Kin} kindred.] 1. Characteristic of the species; belonging to one s nature; natural;… …

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  • 192Kinder — Kind Kind (k[imac]nd), a. [Compar. {Kinder} (k[imac]nd [ e]r); superl. {Kindest}.] [AS. cynde, gecynde, natural, innate, prop. an old p. p. from the root of E. kin. See {Kin} kindred.] 1. Characteristic of the species; belonging to one s nature;… …

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  • 193Kindest — Kind Kind (k[imac]nd), a. [Compar. {Kinder} (k[imac]nd [ e]r); superl. {Kindest}.] [AS. cynde, gecynde, natural, innate, prop. an old p. p. from the root of E. kin. See {Kin} kindred.] 1. Characteristic of the species; belonging to one s nature;… …

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  • 194Malleable — Mal le*a*ble, a. [F. mall[ e]able, fr. LL. malleare to hammer. See {Malleate}.] 1. Capable of being extended or shaped by beating with a hammer, or by the pressure of rollers; applied to metals. [1913 Webster] 2. Capable of being influenced to… …

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  • 195Malleable iron — Malleable Mal le*a*ble, a. [F. mall[ e]able, fr. LL. malleare to hammer. See {Malleate}.] 1. Capable of being extended or shaped by beating with a hammer, or by the pressure of rollers; applied to metals. [1913 Webster] 2. Capable of being… …

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  • 196Malleable iron castings — Malleable Mal le*a*ble, a. [F. mall[ e]able, fr. LL. malleare to hammer. See {Malleate}.] 1. Capable of being extended or shaped by beating with a hammer, or by the pressure of rollers; applied to metals. [1913 Webster] 2. Capable of being… …

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  • 197Orderable — Or der*a*ble, a. Capable of being ordered; tractable. [R.] [1913 Webster] Being very orderable in all his sickness. Fuller. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 198Pliant — Pli ant, a. [F. pliant, p. pr. of plier to bend. See {Ply}, v.] 1. Capable of plying or bending; readily yielding to force or pressure without breaking; flexible; pliable; lithe; limber; plastic; as, a pliant thread; pliant wax. Also used… …

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  • 199Pliantly — Pliant Pli ant, a. [F. pliant, p. pr. of plier to bend. See {Ply}, v.] 1. Capable of plying or bending; readily yielding to force or pressure without breaking; flexible; pliable; lithe; limber; plastic; as, a pliant thread; pliant wax. Also used… …

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  • 200Pliantness — Pliant Pli ant, a. [F. pliant, p. pr. of plier to bend. See {Ply}, v.] 1. Capable of plying or bending; readily yielding to force or pressure without breaking; flexible; pliable; lithe; limber; plastic; as, a pliant thread; pliant wax. Also used… …

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