Usage examples for frail

  1. Then he looked up and he saw leaning out of the window a maid with gold hair which fell from the window far down the tower, and she was as frail and as lovely as a gentian on the mountains. – The Blue Rose Fairy Book by Maurice Baring
  2. Frail white fingers tapped an arm of the chair as their owner stared gravely into the fire. – The Black Bag by Louis Joseph Vance
  3. She looks so frail at first, I dursn't stir. – The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke by C. J. Dennis
  4. She looked frail and ill, years older than she was. – The Door Through Space by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  5. Ferrier already saw himself at Tallyn once more, with Lady Lucy's frail hand in one of his, the other perhaps on Oliver's shoulder. – The Testing of Diana Mallory by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  6. She was a frail looking woman, upon whose face was a sorrowful and melancholy expression. – Shawn of Skarrow by James Tandy Ellis
  7. Returning now at last he found his mother in frail health, but his father still vigorous and active. – The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller by Calvin Thomas
  8. Girls, who are frail can always marry their lover. – The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies by Robert Gordon Latham
  9. But what deep and permanent mischief can a frail woman do a strong man? – The Grain Of Dust A Novel by David Graham Phillips
  10. Chook felt the girl's frail body pressed against him. – Jonah by Louis Stone
  11. That which his right hand had found to do he did with all his might, his frail craft being the admiration of all, while the confidence with which others managed them proved their quality. – Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield
  12. They met Andrew Jackson instead- Andrew Jackson in a rage, Andrew Jackson with all the blood in his frail body boiling; and that was a force greatly superior to their own. – Red Eagle and the Wars With the Creek Indians of Alabama. by George Cary Eggleston
  13. " I never thought it was right to strike a lady without cause," he says bitterly; " but I'd certainly hate to trust myself with that frail out in some lonely spot, like Price's Addition, where her screams couldn't be heard." – Somewhere in Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  14. It was as if the sharp and searching light of truth had fallen suddenly upon all the frail and lovely pretences by which she had helped herself to live and to be happy. – Virginia by Ellen Glasgow
  15. They seemed all too frail to hold the reins of her palfrey, much less to guide him along the rocky road that lay before her. – At the Sign of the Jack O'Lantern by Myrtle Reed
  16. I've respected you as my clergyman, sir, as well as for other things; but you're a young man, and human nature is frail – The Perpetual Curate by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  17. She wore the rose- colored birthday gift, but it was not the rose of the shawl that had reflected that faint pink flush to each frail cheek. – The Heart of Arethusa by Francis Barton Fox
  18. It was a delicate, almost frail beauty. – Arsene Lupin by Edgar Jepson Maurice Leblanc
  19. This sounded sweetly in the tailor's ears; he put his frail little head out of the window, and shouted: " up here, my good woman, and you'll find a willing customer." – The Blue Fairy Book by Various
  20. They won't do anything to her- a child like that- so frail – Arsene Lupin by Edgar Jepson Maurice Leblanc