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  • adv. In a frail manner; weakly; infirmly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Weakly; infirmly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a frail manner; weakly; infirmly.


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frail +‎ -ly


  • To point out one of those aspects, the new heads in the government, mainly holding the vital portfolios, seem to have clinched to the politics of appeasement, be it appeasing the internal political partners, alongside the power axes such as security bodies, to sustain the frailly attained bond, or appeasing the international partners.

    Impasse Stalls Nepal���s New Government

  • Now all her body clung with tender love to the unknown man, and blindly to the wilting penis, as it so tenderly, frailly, unknowingly withdrew, after the fierce thrust of its potency.

    Lady Chatterley's Lover

  • Now he opened his heavy eyes, wrinkled his forehead, and the little hand that emerged frailly from the enormous cuff wrote a few words in the great volume.

    The Years

  • 'I can't believe you've done this without my ap - proval,' she managed to breathe out frailly.

    The Bellini Bride

  • But it was a nacreous white all over and frailly built, with a triangular face occupied mostly with shining dark eyes, hair like cobwebs and steam, long spidery hands on which the fingers and thumbs were all the same length, and long feet with toes that gripped like bird's talons.

    War for the Oaks

  • Motherless herself, she had soon discovered that the frailly beautiful, sad-faced woman who had come to live with her somewhat irascible godparent, filled a gap in her small life of which, hitherto, she had been only dimly conscious.

    The Vision of Desire

  • She was still wearing her costume of the Swan-Maiden, and there was something frailly virginal and elusive about her as she drew away from him that set the hot, foreign blood in him on fire.

    The Lamp of Fate

  • Tolerance, gratitude, appreciation blossomed frailly; and over all there spread, like those hosts of four-petaled flowers we used to call bluets, which grew in such abundance among rarer violets or wild strawberry -- there spread through Ruth's awakened nature a thousand and one little kindly impulses that had to do with smiles for servants, kind words for old people, and courtesy to clerks in shops.

    The Fifth Wheel A Novel

  • She was frailly fair, like her mother, and could already throw her blue eyes about their balls, in the Esperanto of coquetry.


  • If one climbs up right above the place this conformation is plainly visible, for down below is the stretch of sandy beach, with its frailly constructed concert rooms and cafes sheltering under the gaunt red cliffs, while over the shoulder of the peninsula appears a glimpse of the piers and the masts of sailing ships.

    Normandy, Illustrated, Part 3


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