Definitions

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  • adv. In a fragmentary manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a fragmentary manner; piecemeal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a fragmentary manner; piecemeal.

Etymologies

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fragmentary +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Investigations fragmentarily voices aphorisms about language-games, family resemblance, forms of life, "jumping from one topic to another" (PI Preface).

    Ludwig Wittgenstein

  • She seems just now to be starting to find her fun, healthy spirit again, if fragmentarily, but she has been fundamentally altered as a person.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • Here it is important to note that like the stable spatial order, the causal regularities that pertain to material objects are only intermittently and fragmentarily reflected in immediate experience.

    Epistemological Problems of Perception

  • 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.

    Amy Foster

  • For a time I sit restfully enjoying his companionable silence, and thinking fragmentarily of those samurai and their Rules.

    A Modern Utopia

  • I nodded — for what she had related so fragmentarily was in reality an excellent approach to the Chamberlain – Moulton theory of a coalescing nebula contracting into the sun and its planets.

    The Moon Pool

  • I read, straight through, the 10 volumes of Histoire de ma vie, of which I knew about two thirds but only fragmentarily.

    The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters

  • One night while her head lay upon his heart and their cigarettes glowed in swerving buttons of light through the dome of darkness over the bed, she spoke for the first time and fragmentarily of the men who had hung for brief moments on her beauty.

    The Beautiful and Damned

  • We didn't know the nature of our foe, except vaguely and fragmentarily, nor their numbers, their methods, their operations on Earth and in space, how organized they were, even their long-range objectives.

    Operation Luna

  • It can be glimpsed only fragmentarily through the repressive actions of the regime and its agents, directed both at those working in underground structures and against those in exile.

    Triumphs Part 4 - Political Struggle

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