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Her mobility in and out of hotels suggests a self-conscious pliancy, which identifies her with the transience that hotels are built to serve and not the conservative attitude that their immovable gilded fixtures have come to represent for the upper-class community.
Firmness without pliancy is like a barrel without water, and pliancy without firmness is like water without a barrel.'
Her sculptures, which LeWitt constructs in situ using no additional adhesives, conduct an elegant negotiation of the properties and limitations of her materials, with the weight, shape, or pliancy of one element determining the behavior of its surrounding forms.
It's beyond most politicians anyway and if most of your time is taken up in affirming and reaffirming your pliancy, that doesn't leave much time for learning or enforcing efficiency.
The pliancy of this particular category reveals the press of administrative priorities and archival duties, in the face of the human subjects with which hospital officials had to contend.
By 1828, the CMS had sent white catechists to three of the largest Maroon settlements (Accompong, Charles Town, and Moore Town) with the dual goals of teaching basic literacy and Anglican religious instruction, "leading to conversion and a change of customs"--in other words, to increased pliancy towards British objectives (ibid., 44).
Trump's unfitness for office is advertised daily and is exceeded by the pliancy of those around him.
To maintain control of her limbs for jumps and faster movement, she has to counteract her body's natural pliancy by building a strong core.
One of the most demanding topics in sensor networks is pliancy against node capture attacks.
(27) Divergent reasons are given for this choice, ranging from al-Muqtafi's marital connections and the promised payment by the new caliph of 120,000 dinars to the sultan, (28) to his personal qualities, including, notably, his perceived pliancy. (29) If this last reason was indeed the decisive one, it is ironic that when the Seljuqs actually had the power to choose an Abbasid caliph, at this nadir of Abbasid power, the one they selected, al-Muqtafi, would finally reestablish the Abbasids as an independent political power and throw off Seljuq rule in Iraq.
Yet Sachs still manages to misinterpret his pliancy as 'cowardice.'
Documenting this quality of compulsive pliancy, Leonowens' narrative of tutelage in The Romance of the Harem ultimately yields a series of strategic remakings, reminiscent of the praxes of internationalized women's activism proposed by Frank Shaw in 1845.