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Capable of bending; soft and flexible.
pliable, supple, easily bent, bendable, pliant, malleable, mouldable, stretchable, workable, limber, ductile, tensile, plasticView synonyms
- ‘Doctors often use a thin, bendy, fibre optic microscope to see inside your body.’
- ‘She put a couple of bendy clips in her hair to keep it out of her face and then grabbed a beat up skateboard from under her bed.’
- ‘My father - the doctor - once showed us how bendy it was, on a rather unnerving visit to his lab.’
- ‘It's impossible to be too serious when sipping a beverage through a bendy straw.’
- ‘Its general manager says the flexible displays are far more advanced than other bendy screens in terms of size, resolution and the complexity of the organic electronics used.’
- ‘She also requires a tea service for eight, a Honey Bear pack of honey, a box of bendy straws and two air purifiers.’
- ‘Watch out for thin, bendy plastic that you can easily distort, tear or pull apart.’
- ‘Curvacious cucumbers are literally getting the chop at a York superstore because of a Eurocratic ruling over how bendy the veg should be.’
- ‘They may be anti-fog, provide UVR protection and have a bendy flexy lens but they look dire for the money.’
- ‘There must have been some news item or television programme about it, as I can visualise someone demonstrating with a glass full of drinking straws [not the bendy ones].’
- ‘Not being terribly bendy today I had to resort to stooping and holding the camera at arm's length, pointing hopefully at the little blooms, relying on instinct to achieve an adequate framing.’
- ‘Even though elves were naturally flexible, and Silveria was bendy even by their standards, this was hard to believe.’
- ‘Some disguise the use of straw bale completely, others positively revel in the plastic qualities offered by bendy straw bales covered with lime or earth render.’
- ‘They are stored on magnetically coated glass or metal disks called hard disks, so called to distinguish them from bendy, plastic-based floppy disks.’
- ‘Running up to the hoop with the basketball springing up and down ahead of her, Preethi took a high jump and got the ball through the bendy hoop.’
- ‘The most amusing thing I bought was a plastic box full of bendy drinking straws.’
- ‘We took pictures of the ziraffe (her strange bendy giraffe with zebra stripes capable of manifold contortions).’
- ‘They are evolving, I saw one with a bendy middle.’
- ‘I also bought bendy rollers to curl my hair, hair spray, sweets, sweets and more sweets.’
- ‘A catheter (thin, bendy tube) is put into the pulmonary artery and a special dye is run through it that shows up under X-ray.’
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