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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of scatter.

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Examples

  • [W] e see skill in invention, and due order and arrangement of matter, emerging as the hard-won result not of one thing nor of two, but of the whole texture of the composition, whereas sublimity flashing forth at the right moment scatters everything before it like a thunderbolt, and at once displays the power of the orator in all its plenitude.

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • This is because some indirect sunlight still reaches the moon after passing through the Earth's atmosphere, which scatters blue light.

    Lunar Eclipse 2011: Year's First Total Eclipse Of Moon Will Be Unusually Long, Not Visible In North America

  • Blount scatters such nuggets of pop culture as the testimony of one of the boys 'co-stars, Maureen O'Sullivan, that the lead brother wouldn't stop quipping even when the director yelled, "Cut!"

    Roy Blount, Jr.'s "Hail, Hail Euphoria: The Marx Brothers in 'Duck Soup'"

  • And we see that when you don't have strong leadership from the strongest country in the world, that everybody else scatters out and breaks up.

    HUFFPOST HILL - Former Ensign Aide Indicted

  • Blount scatters such nuggets of pop culture as the testimony of one of the boys 'co-stars, Maureen O'Sullivan, that the lead brother wouldn't stop quipping even when the director yelled, "Cut!"

    Roy Blount, Jr.'s "Hail, Hail Euphoria: The Marx Brothers in 'Duck Soup'"

  • The Bunning family scatters as the house shimmies, belches flame.

    Cavity

  • Like the other night, we watched the usual little trout feeding and rolling, then out of nowhere, a tarpon shoots through and scatters the bait.

    Light It Up

  • [W] e see skill in invention, and due order and arrangement of matter, emerging as the hard-won result not of one thing nor of two, but of the whole texture of the composition, whereas sublimity flashing forth at the right moment scatters everything before it like a thunderbolt, and at once displays the power of the orator in all its plenitude.

    On the Sublime

  • From the roof I can see even more: have watched the fires on the mountains, the lighting playing in the northwest over the Magdalena valley, the city twinkling, the moon making the sky luminous and making dark masses of the mountains, the golden haze, an apotheosis of light the sunset sometimes scatters on the mutable and impassive mountains.

    Changes and Vicissitudes of the Unexamined Life « Unknowing

  • And we see that when you don't have strong leadership from the strongest country in the world, that everybody else scatters out and breaks up.

    HUFFPOST HILL - Former Ensign Aide Indicted

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