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A state of delicacy or weakness which encompasses age-related fragility, in particular osteoporosis

frailty

Vox populi A state of delicacy or weakness which, which encompasses age-related fragility, in particular osteoporosis. See FICSIT, Osteoporosis.

frailty

Weakness, fragility, lack of balance or endurance, sarcopenia, immobility, and wasting.
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In A Mixture of Frailties a woman's will provides for the education in the arts of a young woman of the town.
The coach (Guardiola, above) admits to the frailties and knows where the weaknesses are.
As Christians, we believe both that the suffering and death of Christ is redemptive and that we may find meaning in our own authentic suffering--whether facing the limits and frailties of our humanity or standing in loving solidarity with our suffering sisters and brothers--by joining it to Christ's.
affectionate poke in the ribs, Bao's enterprise tenderly mocks strategies within the history of American technology and marketing to expose the frailties he has uncovered at the heart of desire.
Appistry EAF creates a "scale without fail" environment that provides scalability, dependability and manageability for the applications that run within it, insulating them from the underlying hardware and its frailties.
The reader senses a kinship with people who are totally human and similar to all of us in their foibles and frailties.
Despite profound sadness, we the people have proven ourselves stronger than the frailties of our leaders, stronger than the vulnerabilities of even our institutions.
He changes contexts, proposes absurd usages, descends to puns, and creates curious conglomerations, all while discovering the frailties of literal meanings and systems.
The ageing population of Australia and the accompanying ailments and frailties associated with age are generating a demand for diet-based solutions, although these solutions still need to meet consumers' uncompromising desire for convenience and taste.
The author creates characters who are memorable, full of human frailties, victims of misfortune and unexpected tragedies, but they seem to find strength in themselves and each other when they really need it.
It is innate in our society that even children know you consider human frailties in judgment,'' said Howeth, who at one point quoted Martin Luther King Jr.
A consummate storyteller who uses his genius and frailties to disarm and mesmerize, the film covers the six year period when the author, assisted by his friend Harper Lee, played by Catherine Keener ("Interpreter," "The 40 Year Old Virgin"), unearths the secrets of a small Kansas community in dissecting the murder of a local family.