[ US /ˈfɹeɪɫti/ ]
[ UK /fɹˈe‍ɪlti/ ]
  1. the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)
  2. moral weakness
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How To Use frailty In A Sentence

  • Despite increasing physical frailty, he continued to write stories.
  • She died after a long period of increasing frailty.
  • When television replays and closeups became possible, all this human frailty and professional ruthlessness became multiplied many times. Times, Sunday Times
  • She died after a long period of increasing frailty.
  • Although many people see frailty as an inevitable consequence of ageing Jerry told Ric that many injuries suffered by the elderly are preventable.
  • In the sovereign workmanship of Nature herself, what garden of flowers without weeds? what orchard of trees without worms? what field of corn without cockle? what pond of fishes without frogs? what sky of light without darkness? what mirror of knowledge without ignorance? what man of earth without frailty? what commodity of the world without discommodity? The Common Reader, Second Series
  • Dr Thomas said her frailty and distortion in her back contributed to pneumonia, causing her death.
  • Our greatest literary treasure's Talking Heads series captured this nation's idiosyncrasies with his affectionatedissection of human frailty.
  • If WOMAN be the weaker creature, her frailty should be the more readily forgiven. Letter to the Women of England, on the Injustice of Mental Subordination
  • The home visiting service affords benefit to those who are unable to leave their home, due to frailty, disability, illness, or the effects of undergoing cancer treatments.
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