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fragile

adjective Referring to or characterised by fragility; frail.
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Theories of astronomy and geology and biology that enable us to perceive a universe immeasurably more vast than we had earlier imagined, an earth far more constantly in ferment from the powerful interactions among tectonic plates than we appreciated until very recently, and an ecology far more complexly developed and more fragilely interconnected than ages before us realized, all these scientific perspectives address and can only address the interconnecting causes and effects of beings that have been or are now already in existence.
Only much more Dvorakian and Janacekian nutrients than any "fragilely Modernist" ones.
What is worse, Diamond chooses to apply his fragilely spun explanations to warding off environmental collapse in the future.
He is the mainstay around which India's strong batting line-up build their impetus and momentum - get Tendulkar early and the other talented batsmen are all too fragilely exposed.
To the extent that they are making the point that all authority rests fragilely on acceptance by its subjects, and that the content-independent reasons that authority provides are themselves fragile because they are deeply paradoxical, then we agree with them.(51)
Like Cinto's work in general, a ponte impossivel remains precisely but fragilely poised.