SHATTER in a Sentence

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State media said car windows shattered 100 meters away, and photos posted online showed cars pockmarked from shrapnel-like debris.

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 Meanings and Examples of SHATTER
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  destroy; break up; break into many pieces
Classic Sentence: (64 in 5 pages)
1  Third is Eurytion, thy brother, O Pandarus, great in renown, thou who of old, when prompted to shatter the truce, didst hurl the first shaft amid the Achaeans.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK FIFTH
2  In a moment Tyrrhenus and fiery Aconteus charge violently with crossing spears, and are the first to fall; they go down with a heavy crash, and their beasts break and shatter chest upon chest.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK ELEVENTH
3  Messapus, eager to shatter the treaty, rides menacingly down on Aulestes the Tyrrhenian, a king in a king's array.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK TWELFTH
4  Cathleen was as white as Cade had been the day Scarlett called, white and hard and brittle, as if her face would shatter if she spoke.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIX
5  I don't want you to sing it, and she laid her glass so impetuously and blindly upon the table as to shatter it against a carafe.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XXX
6  Finally, all is wrapped in an immensity of silence which even the far, faint echoes of persons singing in the void of the plain cannot shatter.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: CHAPTER I
7  Everything was assumed to be possible for Napoleon, they expected him from every side, and invoked his terrible name to shatter each other's proposals.
War and Peace 3 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER XI
8  But his happiness was so immense that this confession did not shatter it, it only added another shade to it.
Anna Karenina 2 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 4: Chapter 16
9  There I was struck on the shoulder by a Jezail bullet, which shattered the bone and grazed the subclavian artery.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
10  Scattered, shattered, hither thither summoned by the bell.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 9
11  And next moment, with ape-like fury, he was trampling his victim under foot and hailing down a storm of blows, under which the bones were audibly shattered and the body jumped upon the roadway.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
12  No spider ever took more pains to repair the shattered meshes of his web, than did Waldemar Fitzurse to reunite and combine the scattered members of Prince John's cabal.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XV
13  "I'd sooner go without drink at Lammas-tide than be a man of no moon," continued Christian, in the same shattered recitative.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
14  He has taken to his bed, and Dr. Willows says that he is a wreck and that his nervous system is shattered.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
15  My father had fallen over one of the deep chalk-pits which abound in the neighbourhood, and was lying senseless, with a shattered skull.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In V. THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS
Example Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  Spring walked along with the shatter, in the summer threw over a body's green leaf to jump in the warm braw is walking.
2  This type of glass won't shatter no matter how hard you hit it.
3  And when he speaks to you,believe in him,though his voice may shatter your dream as the north wind lays waste the garden.
4  It is desperately sad news and I am absolutely shattered to hear it.
5  I wasn't just disappointed, I was absolutely shattered.
6  Rescue teams worked desperately to restore utilities in the area shattered by the hurricane.
7  The road was covered with fragments of glass from the shattered window.
8  The government must reconstruct the shattered economy.
9  The pot shattered as it hit the floor.
10  The glass shattered when I dropped it.
11  Your peace will be shattered when the tourist season gets underway.
12  The mirror shattered into a thousand pieces.
13  The glass shattered into a thousand tiny pieces.
14  I didn't actually see the lead-up to it, but I heard the noise, saw the bus slam on the brakes, the right side of the bus windshield was shattered.
15  State media said car windows shattered 100 meters away, and photos posted online showed cars pockmarked from shrapnel-like debris.