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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.
"The more frail residents are, the smaller their world will become," says Carstens.
Frail has found an intriguing radio-emitting source in the same general part of the sky.
Key findings in this study show nearly 70% of patients who participated in the frailty screening were determined to be pre-frail or frail. Patients who are frail or pre-frail may be at greater risk of surgical and post-surgical complications.