small pieces; bits: broken into smithereens.
- Also smith·ers [smith-erz]. /ˈsmɪð ərz/.
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How to use smithereens in a sentence
Also, Mary is dead now and her grill has probably been blown to smithereens.‘The Walking Dead’ Review: Carol Is the Hero of the Zombie Apocalypse | Melissa Leon | October 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Nevertheless, Grande manages to shoot her foes to smithereens.Ariana Grande’s Gay-Friendly Intergalactic Dance Party | Amy Zimmerman | August 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
New York residents—and moviegoers in general—are conditioned to seeing the Big Apple blown to smithereens.‘White House Down,’ ‘Olympus Has Fallen’: Washington Destroyed in Film | Kevin Fallon | July 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Meanwhile, the bomb explodes, blowing him and his pals to smithereens.
I think that embedded in these agreements are three ticking time bombs that could blow them to smithereens.
A model of a statue which he had just finished with a desperate effort was smashed to smithereens on its way to exhibition.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
I think the best use you can put a rattlesnake to is to blow him into smithereens, which is what I am going to do.Two Boys in Wyoming | Edward S. Ellis
"I suppose it makes no difference if Edith is 'smashed to smithereens,' only the canoe," remarked Cynthia, demurely.Harper's Round Table, August 20, 1895 | Various
One bunch come right for my guns, but we had loaded with grape an' we just blew 'em to smithereens.The Believing Years | Edmund Lester Pearson
The lumpy problem was smashed, by that cry, into smithereens.The Wolf Cub | Patrick Casey
British Dictionary definitions for smithereens
little shattered pieces or fragments
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