Definitions

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  • n. The property of being fragile.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Fragility.

Etymologies

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fragile +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Once you get somebody thinking about the fragileness and brevity of our time here on Earth, their bra strap practically unhooks itself.

    Mike Gerber: Death Finally Checkmates Ingmar Bergman

  • I think there's a lot of fragileness about our psyche right now in this city.

    CNN Transcript Aug 30, 2008

  • Page: 154 first discovered poetry and had come up softly, hardly daring to move lest in its very fragileness it should vanish; then as it grew clearer she had come up triumphantly because there was so much joy in her heart.

    DEVELOPMENT A NOVEL BY W. BRYHER WITH A PREFACE BY AMY LOWELL

  • "A continual reminder of the fragileness of life and the fact that people when they look for hope are looking for constance in their life, in a world that's influx."

    1-Top Stories

  • We shall survive, succeed and endure to a point where these acts will only be a faint memory and cautionary tale for future generations about the fragileness of liberty and the tyrannical enslavement of modern liberal philosophy.

    RedState

  • I used this as an outlet to express my emotional fragileness.

    Home

  • I think it would be, in light of the fragileness, in light of the pain we've experienced, in light of the high unemployment, a very, very severely disruptive act and experience.

    Democracy Now!

  • It does not mean they should be written off, yet it exposes fragileness in the entire outfit, '

    India eNews

  • Â Not a foreboding, but that nagging fragileness kept hovering -- on the empty stretches of highway, with the tumbleweeds rolling, there it was.

    RVABlogs

  • ROBERT JOHNSON: They can, what I would say, use the crisis anxiety of the market fragileness to, how would I say, accomplish their aims on behalf of money and do no service for the public.

    Democracy Now!

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