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The sun had risen, while they sat, rocking on their frail support.

Four muskets only were left within their frail intrenchments.

If his boat were not so frail and his arms were stronger, by pressing on and onward he could escape.

My condition was all too plain as I leaned against her frail body for support.

Marius had seized her again and was crushing her frail body in his arms.

This holds a flabby skin in shape and lends strength to a frail one.

He nodded to me his frail and bony head in a wisely mysterious assent.

At the foot of hedges, on the outskirts of woods, they raise their frail monuments.

The frail youngster, swaying like a reed, made a low moaning sound.

The general seized a withered, frail old hand with a strong grip.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "morally weak," from Old French fraile "weak, frail, sickly, infirm" (Modern French frêle), from Latin fragilis "easily broken" (see fragility). Sense of "liable to break" is first recorded in English late 14c. The U.S. slang noun meaning "a woman" is attested from 1908.

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