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willing to carry out the wishes of others

ready and willing to receive favorably, as new ideas

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disposed or willing to comply

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readily reacting to suggestions and influences

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open to being acted upon in a certain way

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liable to answer to a higher authority

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The one would be amenable to personal punishment and disgrace; the person of the other is sacred and inviolable.
One lesson, too, we have learned, if it be allowable to argue a particulari, that the brute beasts which are to the Count's command are yet themselves not amenable to his spiritual power, for look, these rats that would come to his call, just as from his castle top he summon the wolves to your going and to that poor mother's cry, though they come to him, they run pell-mell from the so little dogs of my friend Arthur.
'I say again,' said my aunt, 'nobody knows what that man's mind is except myself; and he's the most amenable and friendly creature in existence.
She is in a class by herself and not amenable to the ordinary standards of the revolutionists.
When a democracy which is thirsting for freedom has evil cupbearers presiding over the feast, and has drunk too deeply of the strong wine of freedom, then, unless her rulers are very amenable and give a plentiful draught, she calls them to account and punishes them, and says that they are cursed oligarchs.
They are human beings, just like you and me, and they are amenable to reason.
Of course, the daily chant of ordinary pain of training went on all the time through the working hours, such as of "good" bears and lions and tigers that were made amenable under stress, and of elephants derricked and gaffed into making the head-stand or into the beating of a bass drum.
From having considered them very respectful companions, amenable to instruction, she had begun to think that they meant perhaps to kill her as soon as it was dark, and cut up her body for gradual cooking; the suspicion crossed her that the fierce-eyed old man was in fact the Devil, who might drop that transparent disguise at any moment, and turn either into the grinning blacksmith, or else a fiery-eyed monster with dragon's wings.
Mind, I don't say a CRIME; I am not speaking of shedding of blood or any other guilty act, which might make the perpetrator amenable to the law: my word is ERROR.
She had a lively perception of the foibles of others, and no reverence for her seniors, whom she thought dull, cautious, and ridiculously amenable by commonplaces.
On the last occasion he had escaped by a forensic quibble and not, as usual, by a private escapade; and it was a question whether at the moment he was amenable to the law or not.
However, three winners from stall one in 91 races of ten or more runners over this trip this year is a poor return, and sometimes it's best just to Today's bets Amenable 3.20 Southwell 1pt win Ihtifal 5.25 Kempton 1pt win
<![CDATA[ Will a new Kuwait parliament, strengthened by the oppositionas popular support, be as amenable to an American troop presence in their country as in the past?
A statement issued by the party's politburo on Saturday said the cables set out how relations have improved to make "Delhi much more amenable to cooperating".
"We will continue with targeted enforcement to ensure errant road users are made amenable."