The fragile peace in Ukraine is being threatened by an influx of gear and armed men.
Standing on the edge of the Burfell volcano, you realize what a fragile construct modern civilization is.
Blanche was a fragile white moth beating against the unbreakable sides of a 1000 watt bulb.
McKean looks so fragile and world-weary as he speaks in his Chicago accent, he seems to require rescue.
Leaving behind a fragile and unstable Afghanistan serves no strategic or clever purpose.
Still she was a slender, fragile little creature, and you saw that the rude winds of life had swept too early over her.
Again they launched their fragile canoes, and paddled along the placid waters.
Yet, in the storms of this rude world, how often does it prove a fragile thing.
Old and fragile as they are, it seems impossible that they can endure what they do.
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.