fragile :

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f ra juhl

  • s  easily broken or damaged or destroyed
    fragile porcelain plates
    fragile old bones
  • s  vulnerably delicate
    she has the fragile beauty of youth
  • s  lacking substance or significance; a fragile claim to fame"

  • Cari Wheeler, center, and her dad Gary Boyer, seated, did not know they carried the fragile X trait until Max, center, was born with fragile X syndrome.
  • In 1999 a Native American writer, born fragile and poor on a destitute Indian reservation, published an essay, "The Blood Runs like a River Through My Dreams," in Esquire.
  • The young boys soon broke the fragile toy, but the memory of its faltering flight across their living room stayed with them.
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  • Ehud Olmert in FOXNews
    This morning some of them continued their fire, provoking what we had warned of,Olmert said. "This cease-fire is fragile and we must examine it minute by minute, hour by hour."
  • Sharon Hom in Reuters South Africa
    This provocative decision -- with the blessing of the International Olympic Committee -- could aggravate tensions and undermine the fragile process to find a peaceful long-term solution for Tibet and the region,said Human Rights in China...
  • Claudio Bravo in ESPN STAR Sports
    We leave the tournament knowing that we gave everything on the pitch. We are a very fragile team at times. We attack very well, but we have to know when to defend,the goalkeeper told the press after the game.

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