Examples of fragmentary in a Sentence
discovering fragmentary remains of primitive animals
the historical record of this pharaoh's life and reign is fragmentary at best
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The Rhapsodies were widely studied until at least the sixth century, but are today known only through fragmentary quotations by later philosophers.
The disjointed chapters feel fragmentary and experimental, more like a collage or a scrapbook than a standard chronological excavation of the past.
At once breathlessly energetic and strangely elusive, the music can come across like a patchwork of fragmentary, even manic phrases.
Like gambling, fantasy football appeared to be a fragmentary force: Instead of rooting for one specific team, fantasy gamers had divided loyalties.
But in many cases the boundaries are not exact, and the information is fragmentary.
Early nitrate film did not live for long, but its fragmentary remains remind us that movies have lived a material life just as vital and animated as painting.
Her approach to their experiences is similarly fragmentary—full in its approach to detail but dramatically gappy and fitful.
The administration is mum when asked for an accounting, and past attempts by government auditors to gauge the costs of presidential travel are sketchy, fragmentary or outdated.
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Synonymsdeficient, fragmental, incomplete, half, halfway, partial
Antonymscomplete, entire, full, intact, integral, perfect, whole
Related Wordsbroken, damaged, flawed, impaired, imperfect, injured, marred, spoiled; sketchy, unassembled, uncompleted, unfinished
Near Antonymsflawless, unbroken, undamaged, unimpaired, uninjured, unmarred; completed, finished
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