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Thus the deployment of European tactics depended primarily on communication by fragilely wired telephones or telegraphs, and by the words of fragile mouths.
Inspired by the old adage "born with a silver spoon in his mouth," this artwork is made of a golden spoon holding a heap of concrete powder, fragilely set into the wall.
In the central bank's Quarterly Inflation Report, the BoE bucked the trend of its recent forecasts and gave no sign that it was on the verge of doing more stimulus, as the British economy fragilely recovers.
But this is how memory works: a mixture of recollections, blended in an original and personal fashion, a mixture in which historical "truth" (if such a "truth" exists, once again) only fragilely and discreetly gleams.
It would seem that the explanation lies in the institutional destruction that broke out starting when President Chavez took power and with his policies of restriction of police action and speeches of uprising that spoiled the efforts of political stabilization that had been made in the previous years (42), just as the processes of regularization and depersonalization of the norms had been achieved, although very fragilely, by the democratic governments in the previous decades (43).
By means of professionalism he pursues his mission and struggles to keep his own fragilely constructed world together in the face of such bizarre challenges as an environment that disintegrates when he gets confused and the shock of seeing another man's face when he looks in the mirror.