01. My wife is quite [flexible] because she practices yoga, and she does all these poses to stretch her muscles.
02. Jim [flexed] his muscles just as the girls walked by, hoping to impress them.
03. Being a goalie in hockey requires a great deal of speed and [flexibility].
04. My hours are quite [flexible] in my job; as long as I get the work done, the administration doesn't care when I do it.
05. If your travel plans are [flexible], you can get a last-minute flight at a very low rate.
06. Trees which are more [flexible] can withstand stronger winds than those trees that are very rigid.
07. Teachers have to be very [flexible] when working with students who have varying needs.
08. Tony Robbins once said that you should stay committed to your decisions, but stay [flexible] in your approach.
09. Paul Jones said that it was an [inflexible] law of nature that those who will not risk, cannot win.
10. Abraham Maslow stated that only the [flexibly] creative person can really manage the future.
11. The elephant's trunk is very strong and [flexible], allowing an elephant to pick a tiny flower or lift a heavy log.
12. The human spinal cord is as [flexible] as a rubber hose.
13. Health experts say that regular stretching improves one's [flexibility], and reduces injuries.
14. The suggestion that children are superior to adults in language learning because their brains are more [flexible] is a myth.
15. Management's continued [inflexibility] is making it extremely difficult for the union to reach an agreement.
16. French secular music of the fourteenth century is remarkable for its rhythmic [flexibility].

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