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  • adj. Broken into sharp pieces.
  • adj. Split into groups which disagree.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of fracture.


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  • The doctors told him he had suffered what they call a fractured dislocation.

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  • There is even a comedy Russian, who makes pointed comments in fractured English.

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  • Griffin fractured his left patella on October 26 and missed the entire 2009-10 season, and the Clippers can only hope the 2009 No. 1 overall draft pick heals quickly in preparation for the 2010-11 campaign, as the team could certainly use the potential scoring and rebounding he can provide on a nightly basis. —

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  • Hardened skin fractured, smaller fissures spider webbing across her chest and down, splintering her belly button.

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  • And these lavish production values give the whole video the feel of a manufactured lesson in fractured identities; it isn't a real-world demonstration of them, such as Tan gave in her earlier works.

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  • Her help to heal the party which she and Billl have fractured is needed and wanted but not if is only offered as a quid pro quo.

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  • • McCain fractured both arms and a leg, and then nearly drowned, when he parachuted into a lake.

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  • Since I'm not much interested in fractured realms, convoluted sentences, leagues of subversives, or eponymously named clents, I don't bother to spend even ten mintues lusting after the gold of Hardinge's forms.

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  • The bones he viewed appeared to have been fractured from the front, while a fall from a parachute would have shattered them from the feet upward, he said.

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  • He also charged Codesa had been oversized and could not perform its functions, the agenda was "fractured" -- too many issues were on the table and there had been no neutrality.

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