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Usage examples for fragmentary

  1. The early history of consumers' cooperation is but fragmentary and, so far as we know, the first cooperative attempt which had for its exclusive aim " competence to purchaser" was made in Philadelphia early in 1829. A store was established on North Fifth Street, which sold goods at wholesale prices to members, who paid twenty cents a month for its privileges. – A History of Trade Unionism in the United States by Selig Perlman
  2. Even in the main offices of that railroad, in Broad Street Station, Philadelphia, it still was most inchoate and fragmentary. – The Romance of a Great Store by Edward Hungerford
  3. The only one whom an observer would have pronounced not quite at ease, was Miss Ellen Arthur, who stared from one to the other rather more than was polite, and who sustained her part in the conversation in a very nervous, fragmentary manner. – Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter by Lawrence L. Lynch
  4. With regard to these supplementary and fragmentary extracts from my journal, I have also to state, they consist only of about two- thirds of the journal. – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  5. His ideas were penned in the same fragmentary way as they presented themselves to his mind, perhaps with no intention of publishing them to the world. – Thoughts on Art and Life by Leonardo da Vinci
  6. But as we can form a notion of one another, dim and fragmentary indeed, yet more or less accurate and fit to guide our actions, so has every nation and every man formed some notion of deity. – The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus by G. A. Chadwick
  7. It is to believe that life, in its movement and in its entirety, goes to work like our intellect, which is only a motionless and fragmentary view of life, and which naturally takes its stand outside of time. – Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson
  8. It was extremely hard to me, this working my way through the dead and fragmentary teaching of an elementary grammar. – Autobiography of Friedrich Froebel by Friedrich Froebel
  9. Fragmentary as the document is, and not intended by the writer to afford the information, there is yet evidence of the religion of this man, of the particular sect of that religion to which he belonged, of his peculiar shade of colour, of the object of his stay at the manor- house of Saul, of the special tribe amongst whom he formerly lived. – Prince Zaleski by M.P. Shiel
  10. Atta- Kulla- Kulla began to argue, speaking partly in Cherokee and now and again in fragmentary English. – The Story of Old Fort Loudon by Charles Egbert Craddock
  11. He listened to the fragmentary English sentences he heard, finding pleasure in the sound. – Antony Gray,--Gardener by Leslie Moore
  12. The remaining lectures of this course are those which suffered most severely from the flames, and are indeed in so fragmentary a condition as to render any close criticism of them impossible. – Sydney Smith by George W. E. Russell
  13. Then matters of opinion, disjointed, fragmentary, began to creep in. – The Silent Places by Steward Edward White
  14. It was sweet to talk of him, this Saviour, who had done so much for them; and before I was aware the tears were running down my own cheeks, and my words were broken and fragmentary. – Scenes in Switzerland by American Tract Society
  15. Cosmo's mother too had been, in a fragmentary way, fond of verse; and although he could not remember many of her favourite rimes, his father did, and delighted in saying them over and over to her child- and that long before he was capable of understanding them. – Warlock o' Glenwarlock by George MacDonald
  16. But, just because of this fact, we can get an insight, as intimate as it is fragmentary, into one absolutely valuable ideal. – The Sources Of Religious Insight by Josiah Royce
  17. Here were twenty pages upon her grandfather's taste in hats, an essay upon contemporary china, a long account of a summer day's expedition into the country, when they had missed their train, together with fragmentary visions of all sorts of famous men and women, which seemed to be partly imaginary and partly authentic. – Night and Day by Virginia Woolf
  18. Occasionally something in an exhibition or show would suggest a typical comment, or a casual remark might provide an idea for a character; but a good deal is certainly unconscious reminiscence and fragmentary observation, and the residue pure guess- work. – The History of "Punch" by M. H. Spielmann
  19. But, in presenting this work to the British public, I have to state, that it is only supplementary and fragmentary. – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
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