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For example, the frailest patients may not be recommended to receive invasive treatments no matter how close they live to a treatment facility because the expected benefit from treatment is too low when accounting for the risks related to frailty (McClellan, McNeil, and Newhouse 1994; Harris and Remler 1998).
"Caused by the continuing insecurities in both the global and UK economies and the hesitancy shown by clients to commit to projects before the EU referendum, overall activity was at its frailest for seven years."
Donkeys from the sanctuary are specially trained to go indoors and can even do bedside visits for the frailest of people.
A society is best understood through the plight of its frailest; in Russia, women, routinely referred to as the "weaker sex," often bear the brunt of economic and military disasters.
Only the finest, frailest thread of his own body seemed to exist, in order to provide the mouth.
Keep in mind also that study participants age 80 and older, as well as the frailest participants, did show some improvement in aspects of memory--recall, memory, and learning.
You see that huge statue in Winchester of this grand warrior king and then you read these books and these scripts and see that he might well be the frailest, thinnest, weakest man in the room.
I remembered the crisp salute managed by our frailest vet, 95-year-old Raymond Chevalier of Forest Grove, as his son wheeled him through the honor guard that met our returning flight at the Portland airport.
If chance exists in its frailest possible form, God is finished.
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.