FRAGMENTS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of FRAGMENTS
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Definitions:     Search Merriam-Webster
fragment
 n.  small part broken off or detached; fraction
fragmented
 a.  broken into fragments or pieces, not unified
Classic Sentence: (88 in 6 pages)
1  Mattie, in an instant, had sprung from her chair and was down on her knees by the fragments.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
2  It seemed to him as if the shattered fragments of their evening lay there.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
3  The shawl had slipped from her shoulders and was dragging at her down-trodden heels, and in her hands she carried the fragments of the red glass pickle-dish.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
4  She laid the fragments reverently on the table.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
5  The words were like fragments torn from his heart.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
6  Scarlett, I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXIII
7  Some were in small fragments, the others merely torn in half.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
8  The poor little working-girl who had found strength to gather up the fragments of her life, and build herself a shelter with them, seemed to Lily to have reached the central truth of existence.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
9  He broke up the match and snapped the fragments at the foot-board.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
10  He violently chased fragments of fish about his plate with a knife and licked the knife after gobbling them.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
11  While he ground his plate with his knife as he energetically pursued fragments of bacon, he peeped at her.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
12  Cuvier pronounced these fragments to have belonged to some utterly unknown Leviathanic species.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 104. The Fossil Whale.
13  Here they secured themselves, as well as circumstances would permit, among the shrubs and fragments of stone that were scattered about the place.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
14  Interrupting the dialogue by this abrupt transition, the scout had instant recourse to the fragments of food which had escaped the voracity of the Hurons.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12
15  The fortress was a smoldering ruin; charred rafters, fragments of exploded artillery, and rent mason-work covering its earthen mounds in confused disorder.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18
Example Sentence: (18 in 2 pages)
1  They have found several fragments of a Roman vase in the area.
2  The road was covered with fragments of glass from the shattered window.
3  Liberty and civilization are only fragments of rights wrung from the strong hands of wealth and book learning.
4  She dropped the bowl on the floor and it broke into fragments.
5  Keep down or you'll be hit by shell fragments.
6  Under the pressure, the flint crumbled into fragments.
7  She could recall only fragments of his poetry.
8  A doctor used a probe to remove metal fragments from a wound.
9  Despite ambitious plans to rebuild them as replicas, much more basic and urgent is the shoring up of the cliff face, which is in danger of collapsing, and simply collecting and protecting the remaining fragments of the statues.
10  Our basic and urgent job is to simply collect and protect the remaining fragments of the statues.
11  Muons are produced when cosmic rays - high-speed atom fragments that hurtle through space - smash into the atmosphere; they carpet bomb Earth at a rate of 10,000 per square meter per minute.
12  A fragment of Psalm 83 is legible but it will take much longer to analyze the whole manuscript.
13  He was fond of quoting a fragment from a certain poem.
14  The fragment mass distributions of platelike objects are investigated by conducting two types of experiments.
15  I heard only a fragment of their conversation.