You can't protect someone so fragile from what's coming.
She had entrusted him with the fragile framework of her dreams and he had stumbled.
These models were so fragile that they usually broke in coming in contact with the ground in their descent.
The vases of Karl Koepping of Berlin are so fantastic and so fragile that they appear to be creations of the lamp rather than of the furnace.
The incessant and exhausting labours to which Calvin gave himself could not but tell on his fragile constitution.
He was fragile, narrow-shouldered and of a sickly constitution.
Taylor's fragile health gave way; he fell into a decline, died on the 29th of December 1731, at Somerset House, and was buried at St Ann's, Soho.
Gypsum is found in large quantities in the plain of Kandahar, being dug out in fragile coralline masses from near the surface.
She'd proven how willing she was to become his companion, a surprise considering she really did seem fragile in his world.
Martha was playing nurse maid to both Howie's limitations and his fragile ego while struggling with morning sickness and her stressful hospital position.
There are electric tramways and a good water-supply, but most of the older houses are fragile wooden structures coated with lime or mud, and the sanitation is defective.
Many of the phenomena of Winter are suggestive of an inexpressible tenderness and fragile delicacy.
For this reason some observers use a thin strip of phosphor bronze to suspend the magnet, considering that the absence of a variable torsion more than compensates for the increased difficulty in handling the more fragile metallic suspension.
Betsy was alone on the porch but as we approached, Martha opened the screen door, her arm around a frail looking man, about five-seven, who wore an off-center toupee and a fragile smile.
Baby Claire helped too, by taking her turn by demanding attention while I spent the time worrying about how I could protect the nest of fragile souls under my care.