Sentence examples of "bend" in English

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If you don't want to hurt her feelings you're going to have to bend the truth a little. Si tu ne veux pas la blesser, tu devras déformer un peu la vérité.
The members of each stratum accept as their ideal of decency the scheme of life in vogue in the next higher stratum, and bend their energies to live up to that ideal. Les membres de chaque classe acceptent comme idéal de respectabilité le mode de vie à la mode dans la classe juste au-dessus de la leur, et ils appliquent leurs énergies afin d'atteindre cet idéal.
It's the answer that led those who've been told for so long, by so many, to be cynical and fearful and doubtful about what we can achieve, to put their hands on the arc of history and bend it once more toward the hope of a better day. C'est la réponse qui a conduit ceux auxquels tant de gens disaient depuis si longtemps d'être cynique et craintif et dubitatif sur ce que l'on peut accomplir, à prendre en mains l'arc de l'histoire et à le tendre une fois de plus vers l'espoir d'un meilleur jour.
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