fragile


fragile
01. Be careful with that box; it has dishes and glasses in it, so it's really [fragile].
02. My grandmother is really old, and her bones are [fragile] because she didn't get enough calcium in her diet when she was growing up.
03. The government majority is quite [fragile], and could break down if the coalition starts fighting amongst itself.
04. The [fragility] of the sculpture makes it very difficult to move.
05. You'd better mark that package [fragile] so the movers know not to be too rough with it.
06. Our country's recovery from this recession is still quite [fragile] and could be seriously set back by an increase in inflation.
07. There is a Turkish proverb which states that man is harder than iron, stronger than stone, and more [fragile] than a rose.
08. The use of force occurs more frequently in societies where loyalty to the state is [fragile].
09. Jerry Rubin once suggested that most men act so tough and strong on the outside because on the inside, they are scared, weak, and [fragile].
10. Alice Mackenzie Swaim wrote, "Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the [fragile] blossom that opens in the snow."
11. Butterfly wings are amazingly [fragile], yet also incredibly strong; thin as tissue, these wings carry the butterfly on flights of thousands of miles.
12. Glass can be made so strong that a pressure of 350 tons is required to crush a two-inch cube, and it can be made so [fragile] that the breath will break a drinking glass.
13. Randolph Bourne once noted that friendships are [fragile] things, and require as much handling as any other [fragile] and precious thing.
14. Some people in Wales feel that tourism, though an important source of revenue for the country, endangers their [fragile] culture.
15. Coral reefs are home to over 25% of all marine life, and are the world's most [fragile] and endangered ecosystem.
16. Birds are rare as fossils because of their [fragile] skeletons.

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  • fragile — [ fraʒil ] adj. • 1361; lat. fragilis (→ frêle), de frangere « briser » 1 ♦ Qui se brise, se casse facilement (de par sa nature même). ⇒ cassant. Fragile comme du verre : très fragile. Emballer soigneusement un objet fragile. Attention, c est… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Fragile — may refer to:In music: * Fragile (Yes album), an album by Yes released in 1971 * Fragile (Dead or Alive album), an album by Dead or Alive released in 2000 * Fragile (Saron Gas album), an album by Saron Gas released in 2000 * The Fragile , an… …   Wikipedia

  • fragile — Fragile. adjectif de tout genre. Aisé à rompre, Sujet à se casser. Fragile comme un verre. un vaisseau fragile. la porcelaine est belle, mais elle est fragile. Il signifie fig. Qui n est pas solidement establi, Qui peut aisément estre destruit.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Fragile — может означать: В музыке: Fragile, альбом Yes 1971 года. Dead or Alive 2000 года. Fragile, альбом Saron Gas 2000 года. The Fragile, альбом Nine Inch Nails 1999 года. «Fragile», песня Стинга. Fragile Records, музыкальный лейбл. В кинематографе:… …   Википедия

  • fragile — 1 Fragile, frangible, brittle, crisp, short, friable mean easily broken. They are, however, not often interchangeable. Fragile (see also WEAK) is applicable to whatever must be handled or treated carefully lest it be broken {a fragile antique… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • fragile — fragile, frail 1. Fragile is pronounced fraj iyl in BrE and fraj ǝl in AmE. 2. Fragile is normally used of things being easily broken, whereas frail is normally used of people being infirm or in poor physical condition: • The lectern at the… …   Modern English usage

  • Fragile — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Fragile (frágil en inglés, puede referirse a: Fragile, un álbum del grupo de rock inglés Yes. Fragile, un álbum del grupo de rock español Savia. [Fragilesnc[1]] Import Export Company in Madrid y Verona /… …   Wikipedia Español

  • fragile — [fraj′əl; ] chiefly Brit & Cdn [, fraj′īl] adj. [< OFr < L fragilis < frangere, BREAK] 1. easily broken, damaged, or destroyed 2. physically weak; frail; delicate 3. tenuous; flimsy [a fragile hope] fragility [frə jil′ə tē] n …   English World dictionary

  • Fragile — Frag ile, a. [L. fragilis, from frangere to break; cf. F. fragile. See {Break}, v. t., and cf. {Frail}, a.] Easily broken; brittle; frail; delicate; easily destroyed. [1913 Webster] The state of ivy is tough, and not fragile. Bacon. Syn: Brittle; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fragile — bezeichnet einen spanischen Horrorfilm von 2005, siehe Fragile (Film) ein Album der Band Yes, siehe Fragile (Album) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • fragile — UK US /ˈfrædʒaɪl/ US  /ˈfrædʒəl/ adjective ► easily harmed, damaged, or broken: »The fragile economy is under the pressure of floods at home and rising oil prices abroad. »The changes would be disastrous for the fragile recovery of the UK s oil… …   Financial and business terms