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fragile

adjective Referring to or characterised by fragility; frail.
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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.
Like Cinto's work in general, a ponte impossivel remains precisely but fragilely poised.
Now in Manhattan Music-the story of a Kerala woman who marries a man with a Jewish immigrant past who takes her away from India, where she feels her life would have been "arranged" for her, where in his pale and freckled arms she looks for peace and a new past that she can be absorbed in, and finds it impossible, setting her fragilely but necessarily on her own journey through the multiple contradictions that the foreign, striving, suffering city brings-I find the earlier Meena I first met.