Definition of 'fragment'
Example sentences containing 'fragment'
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A fragment of bone was found in a forest miles from a supposed burial site. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A nearby dig in 2012 discovered 481 bone fragments but none were human. The Sun (2016)The book is significant partly because it preserves fragments of many ancient works that are otherwise lost. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)Only tiny fragments of it are heath or ancient woodland. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Where it had stood were just a few fragments of glass. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Volunteers placed human fragments into a metal bowl propped up in the charred rubble. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yet some try hard for a small fragment of immortality. Times, Sunday Times (2016)At times it looked a bit fragmented and a struggle for us defensively. The Sun (2016)The bone fragment still preserves features of the brain that it once encased. The Runaway Brain: the Evolution of Human Uniqueness (1993)Fragments of glass had cut my arms. Times, Sunday Times (2013) Human bone fragment also carries a high risk of causing infection. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The programme is filled with archaeologists getting excited by small fragments of shell and bone. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Initial results showed fragments of loose bone around the ankle. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Others were identifiable only from the smallest fragments. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It is perhaps sad that so many families fragment in times of grief instead of finding strength together. Know Your Own Mind (1991)Dogs who suffer a slow death as infection spreads from tiny fragments of wood left lodged in a wound. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The club has become a bit fragmented and we're fragile at the moment. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The technology is available to piece together the fragments, at least in part. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The narrative is pieced together in fragments, often very short. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The resident hung on despite being showered with fragments of glass but the two robbers escaped through the back door and ran off. Times, Sunday Times (2010)At least 30 charred human bone fragments have also been found during excavations. The Sun (2008)Because of this the fragments have become mixed up, which is why the work has taken so long. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Doctors have told King that the ten fractures to her ribs could have been fatal had fragments of bone become dislodged. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A metal fragment the size of a 50p piece tore through his neck, went down his windpipe and through his lung. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'fragment'
British English: fragment NOUN
A fragment of something is a small piece or part of it.
The only reminder of the shooting is a few fragments of metal in my shoulder.
Definition of fragment from the Collins English Dictionary
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