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- verb Present participle of
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the act of breaking something into small pieces
- adjective seemingly loud enough to break something; violently rattling or clattering
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In this particular instance, the sound of glass shattering is well over 120 decibels …
Really earth shattering is this Â Â SEO gets its own song on YouTube.
While my comments today should not be construed as being earth shattering from a world perspective, the organization I represent, the Canadian Football League, has and continues to play a role in the shaping of our country.
It was granted to today's Nobel Prize winner, Professor Fermi, to succeed in shattering even the heavier and the heaviest elements in the Periodic System.
The only way we’re going to rebuild after the present and coming political shattering is through honest reckoning, and taking responsibility for what we’ve done.
You honor the memory of three generations of Jordanians who gave their lives in defense of your country -- what Your Majesty has called the shattering toll in blood and tears, the waste of youth and the grief of our forefathers.
And then she found that the shattering was the goal.
And when enough Riflemen had fallen the cavalry charge would split the weakened square with the ease of a sword shattering a rotten apple.
Watching this "shattering" production, he confesses, "my face became streaked with tears."
Insane southpaw Bill "Spaceman" Lee once described Boston Red Sox baseball (pre-2004, of course) as high tragic opera, the kind of shattering long-running mental and emotional experience that leaves one with arms flung heavenward screaming, "Why, God, why?"