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They would fall to pieces, in good time, of their own flimsiness.

The flimsiness of their thinking and living returned to them again in all its paltry reality.

The material is very cheap, cheap to the point of flimsiness, and the making—heaven help you—it is thrown together.

Her own flimsiness and falseness, the immense distance from anything like perfect union.

Our modern revivalists profess 158to despise the flimsiness of the first attempts in this direction.

He said that even now very few people realised the flimsiness of the credit system by which the modern world was sustained.

The house itself was plain, and both inside and out had a certain aspect of flimsiness.

The bungalow was a very solid one, but the partition walls of the rooms were almost jerry-built in their flimsiness.

As a rule, the house is of but one story, and its flimsiness comes from two reasons, both very good ones.

Bitterly cold weather suddenly arrived, however, which made us aware of the flimsiness of the French huts in which we dwelt.

WORD ORIGIN

1702, of unknown origin, perhaps a metathesis of film (n.) "gauzy covering" + -y (2). Related: Flimsily; flimsiness.

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