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frayed
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Northanger Abbey
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  • "It is very pretty, madam," said he, gravely examining it; "but I do not think it will wash well; I am afraid it will fray."

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as in: frayed cloth Define
showing wear with threads beginning to separate and hang loose
as in: frayed nerves Define
emotionally strained (worn thin)
as in: into the fray Define
a noisy fight, controversial debate, or other exciting situation
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