- fragile site,
- fragile x syndrome,
- fragile x-chromosome,
- fragile-x syndrome,
Origin of fragile
Examples from the Web for fragile
The gym—a fragile collective of human ecology at the best of times—has suddenly become even more tense.
It's about the delicate fabric of the universe and how our fragile insides crumble when that fabric is torn.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was coming out of a relationship and was in a fragile place himself.
The fragile peace in Ukraine is being threatened by an influx of gear and armed men.Thousands of Putin’s Troops Now in Ukraine, Analysts Say|Shane Harris|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And so, the attack on Russian LGBT people, and their fragile right to live freely, continues.The ‘Hunted’ Gays of Putin’s Russia: Vicious Vigilantes and State Bigotry Close Up|Tim Teeman|October 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Would not the sudden shock, joyful though it was, upset the fragile little beauty?The King of Schnorrers|Israel Zangwill
He was still convinced that I was a fragile and unsuspecting child in a world of vultures and demons.Edgar Saltus: The Man|Marie Saltus
She was in no condition to be left alone, this delicate and fragile child, defenceless and beset.The Destroying Angel|Louis Joseph Vance
Her finely-rounded, supple, muscular figure trembled, as if she had been the most fragile woman living.The Fallen Leaves|Wilkie Collins
And indeed, he might look small and fragile huddled in his chair, but he was showing energy and zest for life.The Saracen: The Holy War|Robert Shea
Word Origin for fragile
1510s, "liable to sin, morally weak;" c.1600, "liable to break;" a back-formation from fragility, or else from Middle French fragile (14c.), from Latin fragilis (see fragility). Transferred sense of "frail" (of persons) is from 1858.