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Definition of Fragmentary


  1. Composed of fragments, or broken pieces; disconnected; not complete or entire.
  2. Composed of the fragments of other rocks.

Fragmentary Quotations

Night, the beloved. Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again. When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

We understand God by everything in ourselves that is fragmentary, incomplete, and inopportune.
Emile M. Cioran

If history starts as a guest list, it has a tendency to end like the memory of a drunken party: misheard, blurred, fragmentary.
Sarah Churchwell

Anonymous blog comments, vapid video pranks and lightweight mash-ups may seem trivial and harmless, but as a whole, this widespread practice of fragmentary, impersonal communication has demeaned personal interaction.
Jaron Lanier

A discrete series is a series of terms each of which is empirically derived, each one of which is empirically true. And this is the reason for the fragmentary character of those poems.
George Oppen
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Fragmentary Translations

fragmentary in Dutch is fragmentarisch
fragmentary in Spanish is fragmentario
fragmentary in Swedish is fragmentarisk

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