- Able to be bent or flexed or twisted without breaking.
- 1944, Emily Carr, The House of All Sorts, "Snow," 
- The father scorned stooping. Neither his body nor his mind was bendable.
- 1974, Arthur Miller, "The Limited Hang-Out: The Dialogues of Richard Nixon as a Drama of the Antihero" in Echoes Down the Corridor, edited by Steven R. Centola, Viking, 2000, p. 145,
- When necessity dictates, our laws are as bendable as licorice to our presidents, and if their private conversations had been taped an awful lot of history would be different now.
able to be bent or flexed or twisted without breaking