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Synonyms for frail

the weight of a frail (basket) full of raisins or figs

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a basket for holding dried fruit (especially raisins or figs)

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physically weak

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wanting in moral strength, courage, or will

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easily broken or damaged or destroyed

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So it is with Eugene, for whom "Only the finest, frailest thread of his own body seemed to exist, in order to provide the mouth" (509).
senators from both parties are calling on the Obama administration to broaden a Medicaid program for the nation's frailest seniors, calling it a proven alternative to pricier nursing home care as states seek to limit long-term medical costs.
The two-married-parent family construct was always frailest among African Americans of all major US population groups throughout the 20th century (though the reasons behind that fragility continue to be debated, sometimes rancorously).
Even in his frailest state, this obviously deeply spiritual and prayerful man found ways to command the world's respect.
Another limitation of this study was that frailty was measured prior to discharge and not at their "frailest" on admission.
In addition, some of the oldest and frailest people reside in LTCHs [12].
"You can collect a breath sample from a guy standing on a street corner, and you can collect five samples or more in 10 minutes." Breath testing is as convenient and painless as medical tests come, even for the most vulnerable newborn or the frailest centenarian.
(14.) The resulting prose prompted Woolf to remark in a 1923 review that Richardson's "psychological sentence of the feminine gender" was "of a more elastic fibre than the old, capable of stretching to the extreme of suspending the frailest particles, of enveloping the vaguest shapes" ("Romance" 124).
"That''s why we have arranged a sponsored walk in order to raise money to support this special unit that does such great work for some of the frailest babies.
"These are small cuts to the Government but they are attacking the smallest and frailest.
"Patients must never be treated as numbers but as human beings, indeed human beings at their frailest and most vulnerable," he said.
Soon he had a new release-pod design, one that would be safe for the butterflies, cheap to produce, and able to be operated by the frailest hands of their clientele.
It is of a more elastic fiber than the old, capable of stretching to the extreme, of suspending the frailest particles, of enveloping the vaguest shapes" (Woolf, 1979: 191).