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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

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

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

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

1925's 'The Lost World' is... really, everything a dinosaur movie should be. Like a dinosaur, this classic was once extinct too, existing as mere fragmentary footage and stills, but cinemaphile fossil-hunters have painstakingly excavated bits and pieces from obscure archives and assembled them into a nearly-complete animal.
Kage Baker
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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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