[ adjective ] easily broken or damaged or destroyed
"a kite too delicate to fly safely" "fragile porcelain plates" "fragile old bones" "a frail craft"
Used in print(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)
Some liar 's logic , a wisp of optimism as fragile as the scent of tropical blossoms that came_through the window ( a euphoria perhaps engendered by the pill Fritzie had given her ) , consoled her for a moment .(Whit Masterson, Evil Come, Evil Go....)
Thornburg knew , better than any of them , that a public image was as fragile as Humpty_Dumpty .
[ adjective ] vulnerably delicate
"she has the fragile beauty of youth"
Used in print(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)
He thought how this dainty , fragile older woman threading her way through the streets of Westminster on a day in June , enjoying the flowers in the shops , the greetings from old friends , but never really drawing a deep , passionate breath , was so like himself .(Octavia Waldo, A Cup of the Sun....)
It was a face that had lost its childlike softness and was beginning to fold within its fragile features a harshness that belied the lyric lines of its contours .