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First, the movement of water could create frail,exposed crust.

Through committing herself to the frail bird’s recovery, Bloom realized she was feeling better, and watching Penguin become more independent made her want that for herself, too.

From Time

Of those deaths, 13 have so far been autopsied, with the results suggesting that common side effects may have contributed to severe reactions in frail, elderly people, according to the Norwegian Medicines Agency.

From Fortune

They’re intended to care for these elderly and frail residents and you have these schemes that are siphoning them away.

The by-now old and frail dog wags his tail to greet his master for whom he had patiently waited, and then promptly dies.

Alma Hitchcock, the times I saw her, was a frail, birdlike woman who looked angry about her infirmity.

He was old, frail and handcuffed; 20 minutes later they had a crime to cover up.

He opened his eyes and he held my hand with his so-very-frail one, veins showing blue through his skin.

You start losing all this weight and looking gaunt and frail.

Omran, who was 17 at the time, was completely bald, weak, and as frail as a burnt match.

I had no sooner stepped upon the frail structure when it suddenly and unaccountably gave way in the middle.

Occasionally, over a narrow stream, a frail footbridge would be built.

Her exquisite, frail beauty held a strength that mocked the worship in his eyes and voice.

He brought us again to where the frail little woman determined to fight death with death.

He was a narrow-headed man with frail-looking sloped shoulders and a thin triangle of face.


On this page you'll find 90 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to frail, such as: decrepit, feeble, fragile, infirm, sickly, and slender.

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