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Fra*gil"i*ty (?), n. [L. fragilitas: cf. F. fragilit'e. Cf. Frailty.]
The condition or quality of being fragile; brittleness; frangibility.
An appearance of delicacy, and even of fragility, is almost essential to it [beauty]. Burke.
Liability to error and sin; frailty.[Obs.]
The fragility and youthful folly of Qu. Fabius. Holland.
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