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  • n. A person who, or thing that shatters something


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  • There are easier tasks than those of the illusion-shatterer.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • You are created Shiva, the destroyer, death, the shatterer of worlds, the dead night tiger made whole by the Master of Sinanju.

    ...And Nail

  • At precisely 5: 30 AM on the 16th of July 1945 in a place in the desert of New Mexico, named Journey of the Dead Man or Jornada del Muerto, that flash of the Trinity Test, caused Dr. Robert Oppenheimer to recite the famous verse from the Bhagavad-Gita, "I am death, the shatterer of worlds."

    Christie Brinkley: Nuclear Proliferation: A Mother's Legacy

  • He should be the breaker of icons and the shatterer of illusions.

    CNN Transcript Jun 3, 2009

  • Though an avant-gardist, he was not a form-shatterer.

    Of Hopelessness And Hope

  • That last line is easily recognizable from another Indian epic, the Bhagavad Gita — "I am become death: the shatterer of worlds."

    Hobbes in the Himalayas

  • There is going to have to be some heck of a blockbuster brain-shatterer coming out in the last half of 2006 if they want to capture the throne of "Most Fun Comic of 2006" away from Solo #11.

    SOLO #5 DC Comics, 2006

  • Oppenheimer, conflicted, famously recalled a line from the Bhagavad Gita, I am become Death, the shatterer of worlds.

    The Great Escape

  • * J. Robert Oppenheimer's quote is: "I am become Death, shatterer of worlds."

    Bono On Bono

  • Gwilym; thou hadst no need of her, a better theme for song is the voice of the Lord — the rock-shatterer — than the frail wife of the Bwa Bach.



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