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After the first application, my dry and brittle mane felt much stronger and healthier. The Sun (2017)Their confidence looks brittle and they could struggle again today at Selhurst Park. The Sun (2016)The five-year-old was born with a rare condition that means her bones are incredibly brittle, making her as fragile as a china doll. The Sun (2016)Much of the building is collapsing and the terraced orchard surrounding it is dry and brittle. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The supplements are often swallowed to ward off or control brittle bone disease osteoporosis. The Sun (2010)This serum is brimming with feelgood essential oils that keep skin silky and soften brittle hair. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Finally he spoke over his shoulder with a voice sharp and brittle. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEThis is because taking it for too long can have the paradoxical effect of making bones more brittle. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The bat appeared dry and brittle. Fats, Nutrition and Health (1991)England were rocked back, their famously brittle confidence rattled again. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The texture becomes brittle rather than hard, so the honeycomb literally melts in your mouth. Times, Sunday Times (2011) Confidence remains brittle in the extreme, but the underlying picture is steadily improving. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The crude wax is yellow or dirty green, brittle and very hard. E For Additives (1987)Cut healthy sprigs during dry weather and hang them in a cool, dry place until the leaves become brittle. The Sun (2010)The bell's brittle sound fractured the night's stillness. Titanic - Destination disaster (1987)It's complex, artful and rather brittle writing. Times, Sunday Times (2013)With others, it's sharp or brittle. Christianity Today (2000)
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British English: brittle ADJECTIVE
An object or substance that is brittle is hard but easily broken.
Pine is brittle and breaks.
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