Related formsfrag·men·tar·i·ly, adverbfrag·men·tar·i·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for fragmentary
The Lotus and the Storm turns out to be a grand, haunted melodrama with elements of camp, delivered in fragmentary reveries.
Literature has been in a plundered, fragmentary state for a long time.
Francis Watson argued that all of the fragmentary sentences preserved on the papyrus are also found in the Gospel of Thomas.The ‘Gospel of Jesus’s Wife’ is Still as Big a Mystery as Ever|Candida Moss|April 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I took phone calls from the field, with fragmentary updates.The First American: Excerpt from Henry Crumpton’s ‘The Art of Intelligence’|Henry A. Crumpton|May 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
All officials stressed the fragmentary nature of the threat information to date.
Mrs. Morris then proceeded to give in fragmentary speeches an outline of the constitution and government of the estate.Desperate Remedies|Thomas Hardy
This dry, fragmentary snow is still further prepared for the formation of banners by the action of the wind.Wisconsin in Story and Song;|Various
There is a representation; it is inexact, because it is fragmentary and momentary.A Night in the Luxembourg|Remy De Gourmont
Some were nearly intact, while others were fragmentary and represented by only a few of the more durable and indigestible parts.
Such advice will not serve as a screen if based on a fragmentary, incomplete statement of facts.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles