FRAGILE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of FRAGILE
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fragile
 a.  easy to destroy, delicate, not strong
Classic Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  How fragile and tender women are, he thought, the mere mention of war and harshness makes them faint.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
2  Besides, he was now more firmly than ever under the protection of the fragile Melanie.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
3  She could look back, unmoved, at the pretty Scarlett with her fragile green morocco slippers and her flounces fragrant with lavender but she wondered if she could be that same girl.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
4  She did not realize then that with one stroke she had cut forever any fragile tie that still bound her to the old days, to old friends.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
5  She seemed then but half as large as they had supposed; a fragile child who must be cloaked with understanding kindness.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
6  With her fragile narrow nails she smoothed the glass slab which formed the top of the round table at which they sat.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
7  On his left, the withes which bound her to a pine, performed that office for Alice which her trembling limbs refused, and alone kept her fragile form from sinking.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11
8  There is a kind of beauty so intense, yet so fragile, that we cannot bear to look at it.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
9  She was so gentle that she appeared fragile; but she was more solid than granite.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER I—SISTER SIMPLICE
10  Despair is surrounded with fragile partitions which all open on either vice or crime.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER V—A PROVIDENTIAL PEEP-HOLE
11  Heavy masses, the multitudes which are fragile because of their very weight, fear adventures; and there is a touch of adventure in the ideal.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XX—THE DEAD ARE IN THE RIGHT AND THE LIVING ARE N...
12  D'Artagnan was amazed to note by what fragile and unknown threads the destinies of nations and the lives of men are suspended.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 21 THE COUNTESS DE WINTER
13  Surely there never was such fragile china-ware as that of which the millers of Coketown were made.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I
14  In another moment we were standing face to face, I and this fragile thing out of futurity.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In IV
15  I doubt not you will consider these praises the result of blind maternal affection, but there is a soul of iron in that delicate, fragile body.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 47. The Dappled Grays.
Example Sentence:
1  The fragile economies of several southern African nations could be irreparably damaged.
2  Be careful not to drop it; it's very fragile.
3  Because of the extreme cold, the Antarctic is a uniquely fragile environment.
4  When you really love something when you will find language how fragile and limp.
5  The modern nuclear family is a vulnerable and fragile institution.
6  Archaeologists are amazed that such a fragile ancient document could have survived for so long.
7  Archaeologists amaze that such a fragile ancient document could have survived for so long and that it was then discovered as it could so easily have been overlooked or destroyed.
8  It was a fragile forest that survived in delicate balance for hundreds of thousands of years.
9  Although the technique can increase precipitation; changing the weather in the fragile environment of Tibet could also be fraught with unintended consequences.
10  Europe's fragile financial calm was shattered Wednesday as investors worried that violent anti-austerity protests in Greece.
11  One of the principal reasons for this fragility is the deep sense of alienation and frustration felt by many Aboriginal Canadians.
12  When you really love when you can find the fragility and language.