shattered

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shattered

  1. simple past and past participle of shatter

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shattered (comparative more shattered, superlative most shattered)

  1. Physically broken into pieces.
    • 1907, Harold Bindloss, chapter 30, in The Dust of Conflict[1]:
      It was by his order the shattered leading company flung itself into the houses when the Sin Verguenza were met by an enfilading volley as they reeled into the calle.
  2. Emotionally defeated or dispirited.
    • 2000, Lionel Robbins, A history of economic thought: the LSE lectures, Princeton University Press, page 221:
      Well, she died after seven years of marriage, and Mill thought that he was shattered, and shattered no doubt he was, in the sense of this absolutely irreparable emotional loss.
    • 2000, Nellie McHenry, chapter 26, in Forbidden Dreams of Love,:
      She refused to see him for two days. He was shattered. He sent his apologies.
    • 2010, Mary Alice Beasley, Shattered Lens: A Tale of Domestic Violence and Redemption Through Love, AuthorHouse, page 261:
      Yes, he had gotten his revenge for my rejection. I was shattered but remained silent.
    • 2011, Dia Frampton (lyrics and music), “The Broken Ones”, in Red[2], performed by Dia Frampton:
      And oh, maybe I see a part of me in them / The missing piece, always trying to fit in / The shattered heart, hungry for a home / No, you're not alone / I love the broken ones
  3. (Britain, colloquial) Extremely tired or exhausted.
    I stayed up all night working, and now I'm completely shattered.

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