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fragility

fruh ji luh tee

  • n  quality of being easily damaged or destroyed
  • n  lack of physical strength

  • 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.
  • But it also features moments of fragility--on the hit song Hurt Reznor sings, "I hurt myself today To see if I still feel I focus on the pain The only thing that's real.
  • It was also an acutely painful symptom of the fragility of the institutions that are crucial to the nation's orderly functioning.
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 15, 2013 - Bleacher Report
Quotes

  • Jacques Chirac in International Herald Tribune
    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.
  • William Poole in Forbes
    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.
  • President Bush in ABC News
    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."

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