shattered glass from a row of blown-out windows crunched beneath her feet.
There will be a lot of “This Is How We Live Now” and “shattered Innocence” in the weeks to come.
shattered completely, she crumbled toward the exit and disappeared.
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.