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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frail  \Frail\,  a.  [Compar.  {Frailer};  superl.  {Frailest}.]  [OE. 
  frele,  freile  OF  fraile,  frele,  F.  fr[^e]le,  fr  L. 
  fragilis.  See  {Fragile}.] 
  1.  Easily  broken;  fragile;  not  firm  or  durable;  liable  to 
  fail  and  perish;  easily  destroyed;  not  tenacious  of  life; 
  weak;  infirm. 
 
  That  I  may  know  how  frail  I  am  --Ps.  xxxix 
  4. 
 
  An  old  bent  man,  worn  and  frail.  --Lowell. 
 
  2.  Tender.  [Obs.] 
 
  Deep  indignation  and  compassion.  --Spenser. 
 
  3.  Liable  to  fall  from  virtue  or  be  led  into  sin;  not  strong 
  against  temptation;  weak  in  resolution;  also  unchaste;  -- 
  often  applied  to  fallen  women. 
 
  Man  is  frail,  and  prone  to  evil.  --Jer.  Taylor. 




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