1 She was in a silver sheath, the calyx of a lily, her piled hair like black glass; she had the fragility and costliness of a Viennese goblet; and her eyes were intense.
2 The man stared fixedly at the polished skull which directed the affairs of Crosbie & Alleyne, gauging its fragility.
3 My English horse, which has just disappeared amid a cloud of dust, has furnished me with a living image of the fragility of the things of the earth.
4 How fragile and tender women are, he thought, the mere mention of war and harshness makes them faint.
5 Besides, he was now more firmly than ever under the protection of the fragile Melanie.
6 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.
7 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.
8 She seemed then but half as large as they had supposed; a fragile child who must be cloaked with understanding kindness.
9 With her fragile narrow nails she smoothed the glass slab which formed the top of the round table at which they sat.
10 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.
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11 There is a kind of beauty so intense, yet so fragile, that we cannot bear to look at it.
12 She was so gentle that she appeared fragile; but she was more solid than granite.
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13 Despair is surrounded with fragile partitions which all open on either vice or crime.
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14 Heavy masses, the multitudes which are fragile because of their very weight, fear adventures; and there is a touch of adventure in the ideal.
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15 D'Artagnan was amazed to note by what fragile and unknown threads the destinies of nations and the lives of men are suspended.
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