fragmentary

[ frag-muh n-ter-ee ]SEE DEFINITION OF fragmentary
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FRAGMENTARY

My remarks on these diseases must consequently be few and fragmentary.

The capacity of the interior of this fragmentary skull has not been ascertained.

There was an effect of rudeness in his fragmentary sentences.

He was very deliberate; not jerky, only fragmentary; at times profane.

The picture of Jackson that has come down to us, therefore, is unclear and fragmentary.

Fragmentary remains only of a coffin assumed to be his were found in 1875.

Of this total thirty-one are unique, and seven exist only in a fragmentary form.

What was known of Plato before can only have been fragmentary.

The fragmentary way in which the Qurn was given was not without its difficulties.

The subject is crude and fragmentary, though we are entitled to call it promising.

WORD ORIGIN

1835 (with an isolated use in Donne from 1611), from fragment + -ary.

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