What does the word fragment mean?

Usage examples for fragment

  1. And thus does each one cling for refuge to his last fragment of spiritual beauty. – Wisdom and Destiny by Maurice Maeterlinck
  2. Her uncertainty moreover was brief, for she next became aware of the presence on a fragment of rock, twenty yards off, of the Tauchnitz volume that the girl had brought out, and that therefore pointed to her shortly previous passage. – The Wings of the Dove, Volume 1 of 2 by Henry James
  3. The detective lifted each fragment, held it to the light, and placed it into his right overcoat- pocket. – Whispering Wires by Henry Leverage
  4. " I am sorry to say that he was struck on the shoulder by a fragment of the machinery," replied the major, very politely, as he bowed low to the lady. – Within The Enemy's Lines SERIES: The Blue and the Gray--Afloat by Oliver Optic

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