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So it is with Eugene, for whom "Only the finest, frailest thread of his own body seemed to exist, in order to provide the mouth" (509).
He held the keys Of nature's variant moods and solitudes A druid gray, his loving life-blood leapt In transport tremulous beneath the power Of beauty and of symmetry that slept Within the petals of the frailest flower.
We need to speak up for the frailest in our society.
who bewailest The frailty of all things here, Why choose you the frailest For your cradle, your home, and your bier/ 25 Its passions will rock thee, As the storms rock the ravens on high; Bright reason will mock thee, Like the sun from a wintry sky.
The late goddess of Philippine poetry, Ophelia Dimalanta, expressed best this difficulty: All thoughts of what is held most dear are frailest, easily violated, thus most readily elude poetry's confining ministries.
senators from both parties are calling on the Obama administration to broaden a Medicaid program for the nation's frailest seniors, calling it a proven alternative to pricier nursing home care as states seek to limit long-term medical costs.
The two-married-parent family construct was always frailest among African Americans of all major US population groups throughout the 20th century (though the reasons behind that fragility continue to be debated, sometimes rancorously).
Even in his frailest state, this obviously deeply spiritual and prayerful man found ways to command the world's respect.
Breath testing is as convenient and painless as medical tests come, even for the most vulnerable newborn or the frailest centenarian.
The resulting prose prompted Woolf to remark in a 1923 review that Richardson's "psychological sentence of the feminine gender" was "of a more elastic fibre than the old, capable of stretching to the extreme of suspending the frailest particles, of enveloping the vaguest shapes" ("Romance" 124).
That''s why we have arranged a sponsored walk in order to raise money to support this special unit that does such great work for some of the frailest babies.