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noun as in part, chip

verb as in break into pieces

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He held up a fist-size chunk of sandy brown rock embedded with a dark, ridged oblong shape, unmistakably a plant or shell fragment.

We humans all have an inborn tendency to create a plausible story out of memory fragments.

I still get bloody noses at random times, and will for the rest of my life — a bone fragment that didn’t heal properly is just kind of floating in there.

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Even the medium of streaming is being shattered into ever tinier fragments by the likes of Instagram, Quibi and TikTok.

Sometimes these rock fragments, floating in outer space, enter Earth’s atmosphere, where gravity pulls them in.

The fragment is written in Coptic, not Greek, and is not actually from the Bible, as the title would indicate.

It really is startling that not one fragment of an airplane that weighed 250 tons has yet turned up.

If it falls apart, then the “Caliphate” will almost certainly fragment, too.

A fragment penetrated her shoulder, missing a major artery by an inch.

Day 50 of the search for Flight MH370 has come and gone without one fragment of the Boeing 777 being found.

It is undoubtedly true if we look at any little portion of business activity taken as a fragment by itself.

It is somewhat curious that, previous to the publication of Christabel, there appeared a conclusion to that splendid fragment.

Fragment, apparently from a columnar mass, of a stone intermediate between clink-stone and compact felspar.

The author of this fragment writes in the style which seems to belong to the primitive ages.

The independent Moquis are a fragment of the ancient ruling race of New Mexico.


On this page you'll find 119 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fragment, such as: bit, chunk, hunk, lump, particle, and piece.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.