frailness


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Synonyms for frailness

Synonyms for frailness

the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)

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Psychological frailness and strength in an AIDS-affected community: A study of seropositive gay men and voluntary caregivers.
Cholmondeley deploys Hester's body as a sort of corrective, her frailness standing in feminine compensation to the masculine aggression of her mind.
He's larger than life in every sense of the word, but strives to hide his frailness and advancing years from his drinking companions and his royal friend Prince Hal.
His apparent frailness was enough to make mums weep.
When he visited Bulgaria in 2002, one religious leader, noting the Pope's frailness, said, "I think people around him must tell him he should stop.
Boyne notes that what "excited his interest and sympathy" in the little Wheaters is "not least the frailness of the tie uniting them, and their determination that it should not be broken" (45).
30) Robert Buchanan, writing in 1887, recalled the "tortured sense of bodily despair" conveyed by Dobell, the "gossamer-like frailness of his physique" and the "bursts of hectic excitement" in which he indulged.
Kenyans had heard of the "slim" disease (named this because of weight loss, emaciation and frailness that occur before death) from a distance as AIDS was devastating neighboring Uganda.
Nurses must recognize the unique features of this older group of care providers, including their own potential for frailness and vulnerability (Kim & Keshian, 1994).
At first glance, the political things do not seem to have any exceptional significance within it; contemplation of the unchanging, reflection on the first principles, or even listening to the dispensation of being seem, on the contrary, to be worthy of far greater esteem than is the occupation with the political or the merely human in all its frailness, irrationality, and uncertainty.
I had had a preview of his frailness, that was all.