Standing on the edge of the Burfell volcano, you realize what a fragile construct modern civilization is.
McKean looks so fragile and world-weary as he speaks in his Chicago accent, he seems to require rescue.
As of Wednesday morning the latest bout—like ones before it—had ended in a fragile ceasefire, reportedly brokered by Egypt.
The fragile peace in Ukraine is being threatened by an influx of gear and armed men.
But the flower I lifted from the table was fresh and fragile and filled the air with perfume.
Still she was a slender, fragile little creature, and you saw that the rude winds of life had swept too early over her.
How fragile as spider-webs, how almost laughable they seemed down here!
Yet, in the storms of this rude world, how often does it prove a fragile thing.
In the legend she is a fragile woman guided by a divine soul.
It had been so fragile, that even the sound of its breaking was thin and evanescent like a note blown, not struck.
1510s, "liable to sin, morally weak;" c.1600, "liable to break;" a back-formation from fragility, or else from Middle French fragile (14c.), from Latin fragilis (see fragility). Transferred sense of "frail" (of persons) is from 1858.