But it was the nuance, the complex emotion, the fragility of sex that would inform her diaries.
They try to express their vision of Valentino but with the same attributes—beauty, romance, femininity, and fragility.
What remains most frightening is the fragility of the markets and the obsession with impending doom.
And each Sept. 11, we were reminded anew of the fragility of our air transport system.
And therein lies a tale of fragility and obsolescence that can be told in two tidy charts.
Lapidaries dislike to cut it under some conditions because of its fragility.
An appearance of delicacy, and even of fragility, is almost essential to beauty.
The first was the fragility of the plaster surface upon which it was displayed.
Laurent selected a skiff, which appeared so light that Camille was terrified by its fragility.
To feel one's own fragility is well, but to be indifferent to it is better.
late 14c., "moral weakness," from Old French fragilité "debility, frailty" (12c.), from Latin fragilitatem (nominative fragilitas) "brittleness," from fragilis "brittle, easily broken," from root of frangere "to break" (see fraction). Meaning "quality of being easily broken" first recorded in English late 15c.
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.
fragility fra·gil·i·ty (frə-jĭl'ĭ-tē)
The quality or state of being easily broken or destroyed.