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- n. The state of being frail; frailty; weakness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Frailty.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The condition or quality of being frail; weakness; infirmity; frailty.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)
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Her thinness and her oldness are the sum total of her frailness.
Rather than realize the frailness of the human condition, each mishap reinforced our belief that we were invincible or at least perpetually lucky.
The frailness of Vishneva's Giselle is always apparent in a way that truly makes you fear for her.
Elsinore, one moment overtoppling her slender frailness, the next moment splashing a hundred tons of water on her deck and flinging her skyward as they passed beneath and foamed and crested from sight in the murky gray to leeward.
Whether we are an armchair traveler exploring virtual worlds, or a mountaineer in search of the next highest peak, through our imaginations we have exceeded the frailness of our bodies, but perhaps not as easily our propensity for boredom.
Her little pink and white face looked unusually small under its crown of silvery hair, and there was a frailness about her that caught sharply at Inspector Curry's heart.
I think that belief comes from a (probably unconscious) residually sexist belief system, one in which we must protect the virtue and frailness of womanhood.
I knew I'd love that little thing once I got on my feet, got used to it's peculiar frailness and mewling cries, figured out what was going on a little.
The overheated response by the Clintonittes to a made for TV movie sure seems to expose the frailness of the Clinton Legacy.
Because the idea of the tailored silk blouse offers a dose of power, balanced with the perfect hint of femininity and frailness in its fabric and languished posture.
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