"It isn't that," said the man, who was so much older and frailer than Pinney had expected to find him.
He looked leaner and frailer and less robustious than of old.
Her voice had something of plaintiveness, and altogether she was of frailer type than her daughter.
There had been, however, frailer things than china in the house in Pepyss time.
She looked older and frailer than when he had seen her last.
She alone knew how frail the old man was—frailer by far than his years.
First the frailer buildings were swept into the stream, many showing the faces of women and children peering from the windows.
It does seem as if the larger I got the frailer I was inside.
The sun, O fairer and frailer portion of humanity, will shine when we are out of London, but not till then.
He would not have tried a frailer temper so, but to provoke hers was incense to his own.
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.
A woman, esp a young woman: in persuading frails to divulge what they know (1905+)