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synonyms for fragmentary

  • scattered
  • sketchy
  • bitty
  • disconnected
  • discrete
  • disjointed
  • fractional
  • incoherent
  • part
  • partial
  • piecemeal
  • scrappy
  • unsystematic

antonyms for fragmentary

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  • all
  • complete
  • total
  • unbroken
  • whole
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How to use fragmentary in a sentence

In the past, new species were often declared on the basis of a few teeth or other fragmentary evidence, says John Hawks, an anthropologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who was not involved in the new research.
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Often, paleontologists tasked with reconstructing the fragmentary remains of these animals have been guided in their pursuits by analogies to more familiar objects and circumstances.
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Offill’s signature fragmentary style fires on all cylinders in Weather, creating a novel driven less by plot than by mood and atmosphere.
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Digging revealed part of a shallow pit, but fragmentary bones visible in the pit were too fragile to remove or study closely.
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Staudinger uses these items to engage in wordplay, ponder the role of the artist and pen a fragmentary autobiography.
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The abbey was founded by William the Lion in 1178, but war, fire and fanaticism have left it sadly fragmentary.
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Such advice will not serve as a screen if based on a fragmentary, incomplete statement of facts.
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Yes: she remembered now, though it still seemed like a dream—a fragmentary, misty dream.
THE BAG OF DIAMONDSGEORGE MANVILLE FENN
Such are the fragmentary references that have survived concerning the career of the first Cambridge printer.
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While Madame Bastien was speaking David was hastily glancing over the fragmentary writings his hostess had just handed to him.
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WORDS RELATED TO FRAGMENTARY

  • diminutive
  • fragmentary
  • granular
  • microscopic
  • minute
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