frailty

Part of speech: noun

The state of being frail; a moral infirmity. frailness.

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Usage examples "frailty":

  1. Fools discover that frailty is not incompatible with great men; they wonder and despise: but the discerning find that greatness is not incompatible with frailty; and they admire and indulge. - "The Disowned, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
  2. Frailty, thy name is Sceptre. - "Ulysses", James Joyce.
  3. Yes, if I could believe in the immortality business, the world would indeed be too good to be true; but we were put here to do what service we can, for honour and not for hire: the sods cover us, and the worm that never dies, the conscience, sleeps well at last; these are the wages, besides what we receive so lavishly day by day; and they are enough for a man who knows his own frailty and sees all things in the proportion of reality. - "The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25)", Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang.