fragility fragility  /frə ˈdʒɪ lə ti/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) quality of being easily damaged or destroyed
  2. (n) lack of physical strength

Usage(s):

  1. This fragility leads us to watch them one very last time: to be dismayed, or to admire, it makes us wonder about the permanence of things.
  2. It was also an acutely painful symptom of the fragility of the institutions that are crucial to the nation's orderly functioning.
  3. Even after six years of remarkable change, the fragility of communism after the August coup attempt surprised nearly everyone.

News

  • What is Steve Nash's Proper Role on the LA Lakers Next Year?

    There is no reason why a healthy Steve Nash can’t be one of the most effective players on the floor for the Los Angeles Lakers in 2014. At age 39, Nash is a step slower than he was in his prime, but throughout his career he has never relied on athleticism or strength to win—just his head. The only foreseeable roadblock next season will be his health. Although Nash’s physical fragility doesn ’t ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

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Quotes

  1. "You show the complexity of America, in all its grandeur and fragility, with its enthusiastic dreams and its worried questioning," Chirac said in a ceremony in the Elysée Palace in Paris on Saturday.
    on Feb 19, 2007 By: Jacques Chirac Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "We have tentative signs that the financial markets are beginning to recover from the recent upset, but financial fragility is obviously still an issue," said St. Louis Fed President William Poole in prepared remarks Friday in New York.
    on Sep 28, 2007 By: William Poole Source: Forbes

  3. "An abrupt bankruptcy for autos could be devastating for the economy," Bush said on Monday. "This will not be a long process because of the economic fragility of the autos."
    on Dec 16, 2008 By: President Bush Source: ABC News

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