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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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Salterton trilogy Series of novels by Davies, Robertson , consisting of Tempest-Tost (1951), Leaven of Malice (1954), and A Mixture of Frailties (1958).
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Pratchett's perversely clever satires are populated with creatures who are preposterous exaggerations of our own frailties. Briggs, the official reader for the Discworld series, brings them all to life with style and pleasure.
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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.
The reader senses a kinship with people who are totally human and similar to all of us in their foibles and frailties. Treating his characters with dignity and compassion, the author aligns them with all of us on the spectrum of humanity.
He changes contexts, proposes absurd usages, descends to puns, and creates curious conglomerations, all while discovering the frailties of literal meanings and systems.
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.
He presents them as human beings with human frailties rather than as larger-than-life icons.
The author makes many observations about the frailties of humans and the abuse of power, whether religious or secular.