[ US /ˈʃætɝɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /ʃˈætəɹɪŋ/ ]
  1. the act of breaking something into small pieces
  1. seemingly loud enough to break something; violently rattling or clattering
    the shattering tones of the enormous carillon
    shattering rain striking the windowpanes
    the shattering peal of artillery
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How To Use shattering In A Sentence

  • The shattering implications of Bellesiles' argument for scholars, policy-makers, and ruminators upon the national character are clearly evident, but he leaves them unstated.
  • He quotes from the diary: ‘a doodlebug comes over our bus and we all crouch down to avoid the shattering of the window-glass.’
  • A tautly told tale of psychological tension and chilling moral complexity, The Last Secret accelerates to a shattering conclusion as it explores the irreparable consequences of one family's crimes of the heart. The Last Secret: Summary and book reviews of The Last Secret by Mary McGarry Morris.
  • I received some shattering news: My story was rejected.
  • It was an earth-shattering reminder that games change and sometimes you can't stay in love forever.
  • For the record -- and it's important to go on the record on such earth-shattering matters -- I think she looks great. Kate Winslet's new hair look
  • It's absurd things like that that balance the movie off its pain-film miserableness; this is a really funny movie, despite the constant stream of tragedy, loss, degradation and soul-shattering identity crisis its characters undergo.
  • The yet untanned autumn faces of the foreigners grew paler as they heard glass shattering.
  • In a sense, however, the existence of such a paradox is not exactly earth-shattering. Archive 2009-03-01
  • The bullet had entered through the left temple, burning and splitting the skin and singeing Grace's hair above the wound, and shattering the sphenoid bone. The Killing Kind
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