He was by then so frail that most of us suspected that he could scale no further heights.
I had watched her shoot up into a slender but exquisitely formed woman from a frail, awkward child.
Albrecht Muth, accused of killing his frail old wife, is playing a bizarre cat and mouse game with his lawyers.
Right after Girls, she booked an episode of the HBO series Getting On, playing a frail woman in a geriatric ward.
Michael, in his silver sequined jacket, however, looked like a frail old white woman dressed up for a fancy luncheon.
Impulsively she reached out a strong brown hand and placed it lovingly over the frail one near her.
Four muskets only were left within their frail intrenchments.
What matters it that this frame of dust be frail, and of tiny size—still may it be the tenement of a lordly spirit.
He nodded to me his frail and bony head in a wisely mysterious assent.
On this, the Company's servants began the task of strengthening their frail defences.
mid-14c., "morally weak," from Old French fraile "weak, frail, sickly, infirm" (Modern French frêle), from Latin fragilis "easily broken" (see fragility). Sense of "liable to break" is first recorded in English late 14c. The U.S. slang noun meaning "a woman" is attested from 1908.
A woman, esp a young woman: in persuading frails to divulge what they know (1905+)