The splintering of the old cartels has also made it possible for anyone with enough ambition to get to the top.
Instead, Egypt's current unrest is a sign of how much the nation is splintering.
splintering of parties could spell doom for the next government.
There was a crashing sound, a splintering of wood, and the two forward horses went down in a heap.
Then there was a splintering noise and a part of the wood broke away.
Then another sound was heard in the midst of the reverberating roar, a sound of splintering glass, of stone hurled upon stone.
And at that instant there was a sound of splintering, breaking wood.
At the fourth effort there was a sound of splintering wood, the lock gave, and the door swung back.
The colossus was splintering the massive panels as if they were of cardboard.
The crash, mingled with the splintering of wood, was so terrific that she thought her end had come.