There will be a lot of “This Is How We Live Now” and “shattered Innocence” in the weeks to come.
shattered glass from a row of blown-out windows crunched beneath her feet.
shattered completely, she crumbled toward the exit and disappeared.
shattered pieces of glass and yellow police tape surrounded the spot.
shattered by the verdict, I understood our country to be in a dismal state.
shattered by the scorn of the Puritans, the stage had not dared to raise its arm for a blow.
shattered, humiliated, sullen, the horse wheeled and returned.
shattered in his hands was the spear of Achilles, and his mighty shield clanged on the ground.
shattered rock was thick on the floor, and they skidded and tumbled over it.
shattered by the terrible fire of artillery, breathless from past exertions, the troops still hung on.
early 14c., transitive, probably a variant of Middle English scateren (see scatter (v.)). Cf. Old Dutch schetteren Low German schateren. Formations such as scatter-brained had parallel forms in shatter-brained, etc. Intransitive sense from 1560s. Related: Shattered; shattering. Carlyle (1841) used shatterment. Shatters "fragments" is from 1630s.