- Suppose that a phenomenon consists of parts, and that these parts are only capable of being observed separately, and as it were piecemeal. - "A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2)", John Stuart Mill.
- Nor simple was the way of death, but when Hot thirst through every vein impelled had drawn Their wretched limbs together, anon o'erflowed A watery flux, and all their bones piecemeal Sapped by corruption to itself absorbed. - "The Georgics", Virgil.
- Better to die by sudden shock, Than perish piecemeal on the rock! - "A College Girl", Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey.