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You may imagine what a fearful night I passed, for the snake returned eager to devour me, and glided round and round my frail shelter seeking an entrance.
Gently she answered, telling them her errand, beseeching them to let her pass ere the cold wind blighted her frail blossoms.
When the old King saw how much fairer she had made the dreary cell than his palace rooms, gentle thoughts within whispered him to grant her prayer, and let the little Fairy go back to her friends and home; but the Frost-Spirits breathed upon the flowers and bid him see how frail they were, and useless to a King.
And he seemed to hear the girl's screams through the frail boards that separated him from her.
Some there are, however, of this rank upon whom passion exercises its tyranny, and hurries them far beyond the bounds which decorum prescribes; of these the ladies are as much distinguished by their noble intrepidity, and a certain superior contempt of reputation, from the frail ones of meaner degree, as a virtuous woman of quality is by the elegance and delicacy of her sentiments from the honest wife of a yeoman and shopkeeper.
To tempt the sea in a frail boat was certain destruction.
Like you, I am willing to live obscure, in the frail hope of bequeathing one day, to future time, the result of my labours.
And besides, they looked so frail that I could fancy myself flinging the whole dozen of them about like nine-pins.
It let loose the judgment I had suspended upon their clothes, their frail light limbs, and fragile features.
ISLAMABAD -- Sedentary older adults who start exercising may not reduce their risk of becoming frail, but they may experience less disability, a new study suggests.
Sedentary Behavior Increases Risk of Death for Frail Elders.
One effect of the aging population is an increase in the number of frail older adults.