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frail

a quantity of raisins or figs equal to between 50 and 75 pounds
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What lies before us are hunks of flesh, whose gender can only be tentatively determined not by pronouns, but by the contrasting descriptions of muscularity and frailness, of domination and submission.
What Simmons's book is ultimately all about-besides its corker of a tale about the battle between good and evil, humanism and barbarism, a contest that summons up thoughts of Kipling and London and Stevenson, as well as their homage-paying descendant, Philip Jose Farmer-is the sheer intractable majesty and beauty and unforgiving physics of mountain climbing, especially in opposition to the frailness of the human body.
It hides her nightmares, her superstitions, and her frailness.
In geriatrics, frailness is characterized by decreased functional reserves in an individual, which increases vulnerability to stressors and the risk of adverse health effects.
Oscar-winner Kate said she and the Cat on a Hot Tin Roof star, who died from heart failure in March, shared a frailness.
His most limiting attribute was his physical frailness that was evident despite his show of manly prowess.
Moreover, the alternative model that is wanted by the United States for the regimes in the region - if it is similar to the Iraqi model - will revive the conspiracy theory despite its frailness, considering that it will reduce the distance toward chaos and devastation, leaving no legitimacy except for the "jihadists" of killing and destruction of the states, until the instatement of the new police.
In painting and sculpture, the femme fragile shared some of the aesthetic conventions of the femme fatale, but she was able to contain the latter's more threatening aspects through her vulnerability and frailness.
Elderly service users and people with disabilities receive care and attention for their frailness and vulnerability, arising from impairment or the natural course of life.