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Consisting of small, disconnected parts: a picture that emerges from fragmentary information.

frag′men·tar′i·ly (-târ′ə-lē) adv.
frag′men·tar′i·ness n.
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The painter, the sculptor, the composer, the epic rhapsodist, the orator, all partake one desire, namely to express themselves symmetrically and abundantly, not dwarfishly and fragmentarily.
I have been telling you more or less in my own words what I learned fragmentarily in the course of two or three years, during which I seldom missed an opportunity of a friendly chat with him.
The speaker expressed the hope that this certainly good but as yet only fragmentarily known species be further elucidated by the tireless zeal of Dr.
Nowadays, this equilibrium is unbalanced both by the Leftists with their emphasis on the state and by the Rightists with their emphasis on the market; to treat man as an end and not as a means (Kant's moral imperative) and also as a whole and not fragmentarily.
A short review of a book like this one, which contains substantial essays on sixty writers by four dozen scholars, can address its contents only fragmentarily.
Unfortunately as is shown by the evaluation of actions that have so far been made from the relevant services, each department is trying fragmentarily to deal with the difficulties of the teenager, without the necessary cooperation and coordination," Koursoumba said.
Our search for such a word will not take us far but actually back to the Korean peninsula, since the ultimate source of the mysterious final element in the Japonic and Korean forms can be traced back to the fragmentarily attested languages of the Three Kingdoms.
Water surface overgrowth with water-plants on the upper part of the sluice: Overgrowth with water-plants on the narrow zone along the waterside and/or fragmentarily in the middle.
Women commonly appear fragmentarily in the records of political organisations of the Left, except for the few who reached significant leadership positions through parliamentary representation.
3) Kullamaa Maidla (AM 839: 1, 2, 580: 5970), Luganuse Maidla (in Kasmu museum), Komsi (AM 510: 400), Kaarma Uduvere (AIK 15: 212), other ornament types on the guards: Lehtosalo-Hilanders type 1: Kihelkonna Kurevere (AI 4368: 38), Peetri Painurme (AI 2635: 1536); similar to the type 5, but more complicated: Tahula (AIK 66: 1), Saaremaa (AIK 85: 33); the pattern on guard from Viltina (AI 38884: 778) has preserved too fragmentarily to make an attribution.