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shattering

[′shad·ə·riŋ]
(fluid mechanics)
One theory to explain homogenization or globule fractionation in milk; it is the effect that occurs when whole milk under high velocity strikes a flat surface, such as an impact ring.
(mechanics)
The breaking up into highly irregular, angular blocks of a very hard material that has been subjected to severe stresses.
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Leo McCarey, the director of the picture, and a key mentor and molder of the Grant screen persona (starting with "The Awful Truth"), was gifted at sensitively portraying older characters in true-to-reality style (best illustrated in the shatteringly poignant melodrama, "Make Way for Tomorrow," 1937).
It would be earth shatteringly historical in the current Roman Catholic church practice if it could be said, in any meaningful sense, that O'Malley had been elected.
Meanwhile, little consulted, but often shatteringly bright, the old French veterans tend their gardens and memories.
Shatteringly and indelibly clear is that the losses of September 11 are real to power in a way that women's extermination and terror by men have never been.
I wasn't conscious of pulling back the hammer as I brought the open sights of the rifle down on the center of his neck and simultaneously squeezed off the shot, shatteringly loud in the stillness.
The wager is that in the whole collision of images, and of that past with this present, the utopian meanings buried beneath the bones of Stalinism might become radiantly, and shatteringly, accessible once more.
It may be that Well's language can help us grapple effectively with the fact -- so shatteringly unveiled to Arjuna -- that the revelation of God's true nature is as likely to appall as it is to comfort his creatures.
It is not just because we can hear a singer doing an improvisation with all the power of a Bessie Smith or an Aretha Franklin in American culture (and with a shatteringly powerful tar accompaniment), also because the editor of the record, Ella Zonis, adds an artful translation.
More shatteringly, most other countries do not desire to be reflections of the United States; they have their own political and economic philosophies and institutions.
They are almost shatteringly intimate, to the point of transforming us into voyeurs.
I was surprised by the strength of the political reaction to it because it seemed to me that there was nothing in the announcement when it was made that was shatteringly new.
Old Friends," which was previously released on Lofton Creek Records and peaked at #38 on the Music Row Chart, captures James' soaring vocal and features shatteringly honest lyrics and an instantly memorable melody line.