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  • adv. In a fragile way or manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a fragile manner.


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fragile +‎ -ly


  • I figure we are getting too comfortable with how fast things can happen in the digital age, and when days turn to weeks and little progress is made in helping, it reminds me how fragilely most of humanity lives.

    Build Blog » Emergency Shelter; A Critical Test of Design

  • Obama, the bi-racial, Hawaiian-born son of a Kenyan father and a white Kansas mother, adorned with a multisyllabic Arabic name, now emerges as the ideal aesthetic leader -- and much hoped-for redeemer -- of this brave new globalised world fragilely teetering on the edge of calamity.

    Wajahat Ali: Obama's First 100: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

  • You are my skin when I was new- translucent, then, and fragilely sheer.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • For several moments, lying on the floor and feeling the pulse of unimaginable power rock her and throw off the balance so fragilely regained, she contemplated the blessed Orb.


  • My attempt at trying, humbling, fragilely and in my own way, to express the grieving I feel inside at the loss of her light.

    The Dying Of The Light « shattersnipe: malcontent & rainbows

  • What Israel did to the Palestinians in the OPT over decades, it did to Lebanon in 1978, 1982 and in about a five week blitzkrieg beginning July 12, ending formally but fragilely with a UN-brokered ceasefire on August 14.

    The Power of Israel in the United States

  • An electronic entity — consciousness so fragilely dependent upon the flow of energy and components — throwing herself through links, almost like being shredded and then forced back together.


  • “Porcellian” or “Skull and Bones” extended out indefinitely into the world; the women, of more than average beauty, fragilely athletic, somewhat idiotic as hostesses but charming and infinitely decorative as guests.

    The Beautiful and Damned

  • We walked through a high hallway into a bright rosy-colored space, fragilely bound into the house by French windows at either end.

    The Great Gatsby

  • Its own fuselage streamed gray soot and crackled fragilely as it cooled.

    Time Streams


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