The right appears ready to shred any institution and promote any myth to assure its success or explain its failures.
The charge of racism without a shred of proof, much less irrefutable evidence, is doing terrible damage to our cultural fabric.
For if you follow the thread back long enough, it begins to shred.
Surely not in the evidence—there was not one shred of evidence to support that notion.
And yet—I have not a shred of doubt that she will vote for Obama in 2012.
No one would have guessed from it that she had not a shred of character to her back.
But there is no shred of respectworthy evidence that anything of the kind happened.
However, let's get every shred of evidence before we let Beresford open.
He played, drank, talked argot, and cast off every shred of reserve.
I examined this shred of skin with all the care that it deserved.
Old English screade "piece cut off, cutting, scrap," from West Germanic *skrauth- (cf. Old Frisian skred "a cutting, clipping," Middle Dutch schroode "shred," Middle Low German schrot "piece cut off," Old High German scrot, "scrap, shred, a cutting, piece cut off," German Schrot ""log, block, small shot"," Old Norse skrydda "shriveled skin"), from PIE *skreu- "to cut; cutting tool," extension of root *(s)ker- (1) "to cut" (see shear (v.)).