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The light spread upwards from the glass roof making the theatre seem a festive ark, anchored among the hulks of houses, her frail cables of lanterns looping her to her moorings.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
I sat up on the coping of the bridge admiring my frail canvas shoes which I had diligently pipeclayed overnight and watching the docile horses pulling a tramload of business people up the hill.
The walls of his chest seemed to thrill and quiver as a frail building would do inside when some powerful engine was at work.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
The nocturnal visitor was a young man, frail and thin, with a black moustache, which intensified the deadly pallor of his face.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
No insect hangs its nest on threads as frail as those which will sustain the weight of human vanity; and the sense of being of importance among the insignificant was enough to restore to Miss Bart the gratifying consciousness of power.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
I cherished hope, it is true, but it vanished when I beheld my person reflected in water or my shadow in the moonshine, even as that frail image and that inconstant shade.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
Perhaps this and her healthy enjoyment of walking and riding had turned him from her to the frail Melanie.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
But which room she was in, the woman who held the other end of the frail thread which drew him so mercilessly, that he did not know.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence Context
She was a frail, emaciated, slender creature; there was nothing but a chemise and a petticoat upon that chilled and shivering nakedness.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
And, with an imperious motion, the frail young man of twenty years bent the thickset and sturdy porter like a reed, and brought him to his knees in the mire.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
The other gentlemen speculated with equal rashness in all sorts of frail trifles, and wandered helplessly about afterward, burdened with wax flowers, painted fans, filigree portfolios, and other useful and appropriate purchases.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context