Phrases with "shattered"

H. G. Wells He decided to abandon the shattered flying-machine. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Frances Hodgson Burnett She did not think only of the sweet shattered thing she so well loved. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Elizabeth Gaskell His shattered jaw-bone, his burnt and blackened face, his many injuries of body, were torture to both his physical frame, and his sick, weary heart. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Radclyffe Hall Then all in a moment the restraint of years was shattered as though by some mighty convulsion. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

H. G. Wells Maybe far away, buried in that stillness, the wounded were being gathered in and the shattered posts and positions reconstituted. The Brothers by H. G. Wells [1938]

Many of the Indian vessels were shattered and overturned. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Once again it had been shattered like glass. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Nay, when, soon after, his health, shattered by dissolute indulgence, . Sir Walter Scott by Richard H. Hutton [1878]

And her reply was, ‘How could she help her feelings? She did not induce the dream by thinking of Richard, or in any other way, and yet it came and shattered her. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

It did not do him much good; the eyes that swept at last the territory of his father-in-law were the sunken, wistful eyes of a shattered man. A Bride from the Bush by E. W. Hornung [1890]

Here Pierpoint for the present quitted us: and once more Agnes, Hannah, and I, the shattered members of a shattered family, were thus gathered together in a house of our own. The Household Wreck by Thomas De Quincey [1838]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Sometimes he obtained medical books that showed in color the red and blue and green ravages of leprosy and skin disease, the mounds of shattered cells, the verminous tissue and brown corrupted blood. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

That shattered for ever, apparently, Dakers’ picture of Italy.” “How had she pictured it?” “Fields of waving macaroni, so she said. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

E. F. Benson But suddenly that silence was shattered and shredded into fragments by a scream from somewhere close at hand outside in the black garden, a scream of supreme and despairing terror. The Man Who Went Too Far by E. F. Benson

All night he tried by the light of a feeble little lamp to mend his shattered Rusignuolo. It was quite useless. Signa by Ouida

Willa Cather The way led through rolling country; fields, hills, woods, little villages shattered but still habitable, where the people came out to watch the soldiers go by. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

A simultaneously-hurled volley of stones had saluted the broad front of the mill, with all its windows; and now every pane of every lattice lay in shattered and pounded fragments. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Sinclair Lewis It was — it had been — one Stacy Lindstrom, a sergeant of the A. E. F. Stacy had lain with a shattered shoulder in a shell pit for three days. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Arthur Conan Doyle My father had fallen over one of the deep chalk-pits which abound in the neighbourhood, and was lying senseless, with a shattered skull. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

It was therefore with real comfort that I had settled myself down for another ten days in Glenaicill, when all my plans were shattered by Sibyl’s letter. The Watcher by the Threshold by John Buchan [1900]

H. G. Wells All our self-satisfaction? “Has it shattered us? I don’t think so, Gemini. We’re kids yet. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

H. G. Wells As they came close they found a quantity of twisted bits of bright metal and fragments of broken glass among the shattered masonry. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

The sight of Lovell’s bones had shattered one kind of earthly ambition, and now in the girl he had renounced another. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Of all the machinery no single piece remained intact, and even the glass table was shattered into three pieces. The Doings of Raffles Haw by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Henry James Seeing the heap of shattered clay and the mallet in Roderick’s hand, she gave a cry of horror. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

H. G. Wells This coast was no theatrical scenery for him; it was a shattered empire. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Olaf Stapledon Of this I shall tell in due course; and of the unforeseen and stormy events which shattered this beatitude. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

The curtains were overlapped with penthouses somewhat shattered by the mangonels, trebuchets, and other slinging engines of the besiegers. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Fancy’s enchanted palace had been shattered into a heap of shapeless ruin by those accidental scraps of hard worldly wisdom with which Valentine had pelted the fairy fabric. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

George Gissing Of the four great towers, one lay a shattered ruin, one only remained habitable. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

But always his own wretched thoughts broke into his imagination and shattered it. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

H. Rider Haggard You know — or, if you do not know, you must have guessed — how completely shattered my life is. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Jules Verne An avalanche of shattered trunks swept across the road and dashed over the precipice on the left, two hundred feet in front of the tarantass. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Elizabeth Gaskell But, alas! when we went to market at Drumble, early the next morning, there were my eggs all shattered and splashed, making an ugly yellow pool in the road just in front of the cottage. Morton Hall by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

H. G. Wells We might have been brigands in a shattered and attenuated world. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

It led me across a barren slope divided by stone fences, with here and there a group of shattered sheds, a tall chimney, and a blackened cinder-mound, marking the site of a deserted mine. Was it an illusion? by Amelia B. Edwards

The next is shattered to the waist. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

H. Rider Haggard The blow fell, fire sprang from it in sparks, and down rattled fragments of shattered steel. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Washington Irving The walls also had been painted in fresco in the Italian style, but the paintings were nearly obliterated; the windows were in the same shattered state with those of the other chambers. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Edith Wharton Insensibly he had been subdued to the point of view about him, and the idea of calling on the law to repair his shattered happiness struck him as even more grotesque than it was degrading. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Arthur Conan Doyle A single half-hour’s conversation had shattered this delusion and left him face to face with ruin. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Arthur Conan Doyle The greater number had their horses killed under them, and were so shaken and shattered by the fall that they could not raise their limbs, over-weighted with iron, from the spot where they lay. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

My father still desired to delay our departure, fearful that I could not sustain the fatigues of a journey, for I was a shattered wreck — the shadow of a human being. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

There came, the next moment, a sound of distant thunder; flashes lighted the blank curtain; and suddenly a vein of lightning and a sharper peal shattered the statue to fragments. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

Guy de Maupassant He apparently understood my surprise, and he told me of the misfortune which had shattered his life. The Specter (Apparition) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Arthur Conan Doyle At the same moment the English archers and men-at-arms dashed through the hedge, and dragged all who were living out of that tangled heap of shattered horses and men. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

H. G. Wells The neighbouring houses had all been wrecked, but none had been burned; their walls stood, sometimes to the second story, with smashed windows and shattered doors. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

All at once this groove widened, became a stately avenue guarded by a double file of shattered sphinxes, and led towards a lofty pylon standing up alone against the sky. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Samuel Johnson In some part of this journey, at no great distance from our way, stood a shattered fortress, of which the learned minister, to whose communication we are much indebted, gave us an account. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

G. K. Chesterton Tumbled here and there across this gold and pale green were shards and shattered masses of inky purple cloud, which seemed falling towards the earth in every kind of colossal perspective. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

William Makepeace Thackeray Sir George Gorgon was very old, very feeble, very much shattered in constitution. The Bedford-Row Conspiracy by William Makepeace Thackeray [1853]

George Meredith A crowd of mountains endless in range, erect, or flowing, shattered and arid, or leaning in smooth lustre, hangs above the gulf. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Arthur Conan Doyle Very clearly I could see in my mind’s eye that shattered figure on the floor. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

Anthony Trollope And these misfortunes had come upon her so quickly that, though they had not shattered her in body and mind as they had shattered her husband, nevertheless they had told terribly on her heart. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Abraham Merri Behind me was a shattered wall of basalt monoliths, hewn and squared. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Olaf Stapledon There followed a period of “isolationism” in which the stars, intent on repairing their shattered society, left their former enemies alone. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

The old notion that book learning can be a panacea for the vices of society lies pretty well shattered today. Memories and Studies by William James

Wilkie Collins The visit, even in my shattered condition, proved to be a most amusing one — thanks entirely to the presence on the scene of Gabriel Betteredge. I found him in the room, when I went in. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Now his hand struck upon the slackened chords of a shattered instrument; and there was no music to respond harmoniously to the player’s touch. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

E. Phillips Oppenheim His spectacles, broken with the fall, were lying shattered by his side. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

E. Phillips Oppenheim For me there was no God, no friend on earth, no heaven! I could only think of that one shattered life, and hug it to my memory. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Mr. Marston’s fortune, never very large, had been shattered by early dissipation. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Willa Cather One ball had torn through her right lung, another had shattered the carotid artery. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

Thomas Hardy Stephen, shattered in spirit and sick to his heart’s centre, turned away. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Arthur Conan Doyle The Leda was a shattered “Stand by to repel boarders!” yelled the captain. The “slapping Sal” by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

No, Miss Maybourne. I wish I could comfort you with such an assurance; but I fear it would be cruel to buoy you up with any false hopes, only to have them more cruelly shattered later on. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

James Joyce The words of doom cried by the angel shattered in an instant his presumptuous peace. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

H. G. Wells A humped shoulder of down cut it off from the sunset, and a gaunt well with a shattered penthouse dwarfed the dwelling. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

So that it should lie shattered and mute like his own heart! A frenzied explosion of yells, jests, and applause covered the finale. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Anthony Hope Again the hope and vision, shattered by Rudolf’s calm resolution, inspired me. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

When I struggled back to consciousness Daisy knelt silently beside me, while Captain McPeek and Professor Holroyd bound up my shattered arm, talking excitedly. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

T. E. Lawrence We, firing our mines by short fuses, brought down the arch, shattered the pier, and stripped the side walls, in no more than six minutes’ work. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Jules Verne I can only hope meanwhile that the weather will continue propitious; it wouldn’t take many storms to knock the ‘Chancellor,’ shattered as she is, completely into pieces. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

Nevil had gone by the time he reached the gate, in a flurry of sound that shattered the Sabbath quiet, and Marion was about to close the gate. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

E. Phillips Oppenheim A vase just over Powers’ head fell shattered to pieces. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

William Makepeace Thackeray Death in each quarter does the eye alarm, Here lies a leg, and there a shattered arm. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Jules Verne Our meal, meagre as it had been, served to rally our shattered energies; our hopes were slightly raised; there was no reason why the boatswain should not have the same good luck again. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

Carthew shattered it with a second shot, for he was a marksman. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Sir Walter Scott From amongst the shattered and sable walls the smoke continued to rise. The Black Dwarf by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

More than once, perplexed, dispirited, shattered by illness, he had thoughts of withdrawing altogether from the game. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Olaf Stapledon Subterranean forces acting at this point once buckled the planet’s crust into a mountain; but it was immediately torn and shattered by gravity, that implacable djin of all great worlds. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Henry Handel Richardson Stripping a corpse of its shirt, he tore off a piece of stuff to make a bandage for a shattered leg. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

H. G. Wells You heard the smash? It shattered half the brittle glass in the city. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Arthur Conan Doyle Carefully Holmes held each separate shard to the light, but in no way did it differ from any other shattered piece of plaster. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Oscar Wilde The shattered storm has left its trace Upon this huge and heaving dome, For the thin threads of yellow foam Float on the waves like ravelled lace. Miscellaneous Poems by Oscar Wilde

H. G. Wells The effort to achieve an adult behaviour under the stresses of ulcerative endocarditis and after forty odd years of triumphant puerility, shattered and killed him. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

George Meredith You could believe the breast of the mountain to be heaving, the billows to be kissing fingers to him, the rollers shattered up the cliff to have run to extinction to scale him. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

Wilkie Collins Even that familiar sound jarred on Mrs. Ellmother’s shattered nerves. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Heaving, as with deep-drawn breaths, out from the beach the sea seemed to be both restless and angry, as glistening rollers heaved themselves on to the strand, to be shattered into spray. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

Arthur Conan Doyle The figure broke into fragments, and Holmes bent eagerly over the shattered remains. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Jules Verne Upon this the governor seized a musket and aimed it at the balloon; but, Kennedy, who was watching him, shattered the uplifted weapon in the sheik’s grasp. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

H. G. Wells Principalities and powers, stripped and shattered until all their pride and mystery were gone, met in a marvellous new humility. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Algernon Blackwood He stood, then, among the ruins of a burnt and shattered building, the weeds and nettles proving conclusively that it had lain thus for many years. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

A dozen possibilities might have shattered any link of it. Prester John by John Buchan

Anthony Trollope The cup would have been so shattered in its fall that no further piecing of its parts would be in any way possible. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Henry Handel Richardson Time, however, shattered their delicacy and, nowadays, the likelihood (or unlikelihood) of their ever finding husbands was openly discussed. Sister Ann by Henry Handel Richardson

Henry Fielding The captain of this ship was a Frenchman; she was laden with deal from Norway, and had been extremely shattered in the late storm. The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild The Great by Henry Fielding

Elizabeth Gaskell Her life was a shattered mirror; every part dazzling and brilliant, but wanting the coherency and perfection of a whole. The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

Five buckets were shattered to pieces; the central framework was riddled. The Miller’s Daughter by Émile Zola

In their haste to recover them the two gentlemen bent eagerly forward, knocking their shining pows together with a vehemence that shattered them like egg-shells. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

His moral system had in fact been shattered by indulgence in opium. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Arthur Conan Doyle If I might hazard a guess, I should say that he is here upon medical advice, in the hope that the complete quiet and fresh air may restore his shattered nervous system. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

For weeks the siege was pressed, till the shattered fortifications and diminishing resistance of the besieged gave evidence that the city could not hold out much longer. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

He ground a rusty nail on a stone to a fairly sharp point, and so shattered a sea-shell that he had at service a scalpel, the edge of which was keener than a razor. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

Olaf Stapledon Down! The twigs and the little branches are shattered on the ground. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Virginia Woolf Each sang stridently, with passion, with vehemence, as if to let the song burst out of it, no matter if it shattered the song of another bird with harsh discord. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

What did it all mean? Trouble, vexation, weariness of spirit, humiliation, disgrace? Ah! Heaven help that enfeebled mind whose strength has been shattered by one great shock. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

In the centre of the courtyard yawns an open pit some twenty-five feet in depth, with a shattered sarcophagus just visible in the gloom of the vault below. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Rafael Sabatini Asad’s was the voice that shattered that hush of consternation. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Edith Wharton The fact was that Lita had been shattered by the night’s experience, and her evidence, if not self-contradictory, was at least incoherent. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

For a mind in the delirium of drink is no longer a coherent whole, but a heap of shattered bits, which it shows one after the other to the world. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

And then when I recognised them, and the scene in my mind which I had been waiting for for weeks was shattered like a pane of glass, I became quite giddy and spoke wildly. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

George Gissing The servants rushed back up the stairs; Hubert went into the dining-room, carrying no light, and called through the shattered windows asking who had rung. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

E. F. Benson She knew where they were going, and she pulled her shattered forces together. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Then a surgeon had come and, without more ado, had sawn off the shattered portion. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

George Gissing No wonder that she at length arose shattered and feeble, desiring nothing but to sit quietly throughout the day by the fire-side. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

For he is not only writing of the prairie, he also wanders through the city and notes the shattered skull of the suicide, the ‘grey sick faces of onanists’, etc, etc. Inside the Whale by George Orwell [1940]

The house was shattered as if a shell had exploded inside. Youth by Joseph Conrad [1898]

The quartz was shattered by the stroke, and left disburied its glittering treasure. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Time enough to die when I am lying face downward in the ensanguined mire, and feel the hosts of the foemen trampling above my shattered carcass. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

William Hope Hodgson The night air blew in, coldly, through the shattered panes. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle All round was a bewildering chaos of broken jars, shattered bottles, cracked machinery, and tangled wires, all bent and draggled. The Doings of Raffles Haw by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Edith Wharton The message had shattered his dream-paradise of a day, and now the sooner the business ahead of him was over the better for everybody. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Algernon Blackwood The shattered world was still distraught, uneasy. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Arthur Conan Doyle The long fight against impending misfortune had shattered his iron constitution and weakened him both in body and in mind. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

This fragment may be seen lying down below shattered into countless pieces. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

Abraham Merri By it I saw that the tunnel’s mouth had vanished, had been sealed — where it had gaped were only tons of shattered rock. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

It was but a shattered fragment, crusted over with yellow lichens, and eaten away by the salt sea air. The Story of Salome by Amelia B. Edwards

It’s about Edward Arundel.” Edward Arundel! The sound of that name seemed to act upon the woman’s shattered nerves like a stroke of electricity. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

D. H. Lawrence So it is with strong natures today: shattered from the inside. The Ladybird by D. H. Lawrence

Others remained in the pool, their nerves so shattered by bluster and assault that they had not the melancholy courage to slip away. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Peter lay on the crest, watching the shells burst, and confident that any moment he might be a shattered remnant. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Rafael Sabatini Some had been killed outright, others lay limp and crushed, some with broken backs, others with shattered limbs and ribs. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Steele Rudd Then with a howl and a bound he entered the room and shattered the looking-glass into fragments. On Our Selection by Steele Rudd

George Meredith At first his hope sprang wildly to possess her, to believe, that after he had done deeds that would have sent ordinary men in the condition of shattered hulks to the hospital, she might be his. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

H. G. Wells The loans it made or refused, confirmed or shattered régimes. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

George Gissing The torchlight showed bare walls and a shattered roof. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Abraham Merri In the centre of the court, beyond the shattered pillars, rose another terrace of basalt blocks, concealing, I knew, still another enclosure. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

My life — the life of a shattered invalid — can scarcely interest anyone. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

The crow-bar was leaning against the shattered wall. The Household Wreck by Thomas De Quincey [1838]

He was smiling, relaxed and reminiscent, when both his quiet and his peace were shattered by the irruption of Nevil. “Why didn’t you tell me she was like that!” Nevil demanded. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Then the lordly stranger gan defend him, but with an iron bar the warder shattered his shield-plates. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Ann Radcliffe Louis fearing the consequence of his grief might be fatal, shattered as his frame already was, would have gone for assistance, but he made a sign to him to stay. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

The imperfections of his temperament have pierced his poetry and prose, shattered their structure, and blurred their beauty. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Henry Fielding This was deposed by two witnesses; and the shattered remains of a broken lanthorn, which had been long preserved for the sake of its testimony, were produced to corroborate the evidence. Amelia by Henry Fielding

He was too generous to repair his shattered fortunes by means of her money; he was too proud to confess his fallen state. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Her shattered brain looked like red velvet. Burmese Days by George Orwell

George Gissing There was an instant flash, a loud report, and the mirror over the fire-place shattered into a thousand pieces. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

The Queen suffers much, and her nerves are more and more totally shattered . Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Andrew Lang The marble was broken by violent hands, and the shattered sepulchre of the Prince of Poets gained a dusty hospitality from the museum of a country town. Letters to Dead Authors by Andrew Lang

John Lewis Burckhard It contains the highest mountains of the peninsula, whose shaggy and pointed peaks and steep and shattered sides, render it clearly distinguishable from all the rest of the country in view. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

H. G. Wells Indeed it was only when he came back to where the fore-end of the Hohenzollern lay like a stranded ship, and was contemplating the shattered bridge, that this dawned upon him. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Wilkie Collins I am shattered by it — I have suffered under it, as nobody else has suffered. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle I kept to the pavement after that, Watson, but as I walked down Vere Street a brick came down from the roof of one of the houses and was shattered to fragments at my feet. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

James Joyce I hear the ruin of all space, shattered glass and toppling masonry, and time one livid final flame. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

H. G. Wells Then I saw littered about his feet the shattered remains of the best of our electrometers. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

Jules Verne Their last hope, the vessel, had been shattered to pieces. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Wilkie Collins I banged the door after me, and I hope I shattered Mr. Fairlie’s nervous system for the rest of the day. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Elizabeth Gaskell He put out his hand for the shattered cluster of roses that lay in Cynthia’s lap. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

They all liked him enormously, and were shattered by this tragedy. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Robert Louis Stevenson Calcanthus crept, like a hardy weed, all over our rough parlour, choking the railway, and pushing forth its rusty, aromatic cones from between two blocks of shattered mineral. The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arthur Machen The thought struck Lucian with a shock; the evening’s passion and delirium, the wild walk and physical fatigue had almost shattered him in body and mind. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

A shattered door was open; I entered a wretched garret; the object of my search lay now on a bundle of rags on the bare floor. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Arnold Bennett Yet those cottages, perhaps thirty in all, had stood for a great deal until Hilda, glancing at them, shattered them with her scorn. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Olaf Stapledon Later still, she volunteered to submit to a very dangerous maternity experiment, and was so shattered by it, that the eugenists had finally to put her to death. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

H. Rider Haggard Notwithstanding his intense weariness, he could not sleep, his nerves were too shattered to allow of it. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

H.P. Lovecraft He calls especial attention to the normal character of the penmanship; which though shewing traces of shattered nerves, is nevertheless distinctly Ward’s own. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Abraham Merri There was a narrow passage between the shattered rocks and the cliff at our right. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

But he could not rest at Dangerfield, though Mrs. Arundel implored him to stay long enough to recruit his shattered health. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

John Lewis Burckhard The mountain round Adde is composed of rugged hills of grotesque shape, which seem to have been shattered by some violent commotion of nature. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Arthur Conan Doyle Alleyne sprang in front of the Norman, but his sword was shattered and he himself beaten to the ground by a second blow from the ponderous weapon. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Alice really was shattered by the fate that had overtaken Leslie Searle. Never, she said, had she had to do for a nicer young man. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

T. E. Lawrence It seemed there was no one there; but the thick dung-cake round the well-brink was charred, and the well itself shattered at the top. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

H. G. Wells By that time Norvel’s slowly growing educational machine might be shattered again, and a universal, clumsy worship of Caesar, a habit of acquiescence in the dogmatic state, be clamped upon mankind. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Arthur Conan Doyle At his feet lay a shattered body, the blood from which had splashed his high boots had left stains upon his gray overcoat. The Death Voyage by Arthur Conan Doyle

Rudyard Kipling On a shattered pillar near the roof stood a naked man, his flesh olive-coloured in the light of the lamps, hewing down a mass of coal that still clove to the roof. The Giridih Coal-Fields by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

George Meredith I shattered my ribs with laughter over the story. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

George Gissing He gazed at her from under his grey eyebrows, perhaps hoping to elicit some resistance of her spirit, some sign of strength that would help him to reconstruct his shattered ideal. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Jules Verne In another instant, among the shattered rocks and rushing waves appeared a canoe, which a vigorous arm propelled along the surface of the lake. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

Some have already sunk, while others, dismantled and half-dismasted, are just above the water, waiting in shattered state that destiny which must sooner or later destroy the fairest works of man. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

After this he returned to Sind with health shattered and a longing for rest. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Madame was, or affected to be, very much shattered by what had occurred. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

George Eliot He was not mad; for he carried within him that piteous stamp of sanity, the clear consciousness of shattered faculties; he measured his own feebleness. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Ann Radcliffe A shattered casement, placed high from the floor, seemed to be the only opening to admit light. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Arthur Conan Doyle Two little ships tossing among the snowy fringe upon the summit became, as the wave rolled towards us, a couple of shattered galleys. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

Guy de Maupassan It was no more the great grief that had shattered her heart, overwhelming her before the soulless body of her beloved old mother. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Meanwhile, one finds a fragment of iridescent glass—another, a morsel of shattered vase—a third, an opaque bead of some kind of yellow paste. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Arthur Conan Doyle We had not got half-way upon our return, however, when another great wave swept the shattered forecastle off the reef, and, extinguishing the signal light, hid the wild denouement from our view. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

Arthur Conan Doyle Here and there a little group of shattered Indians marked where one of the anthropoids had turned to bay, and sold his life dearly. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

D. H. Lawrence We’re shattered old men, now, in one sense. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins The prospect thus suddenly opened before me was too much for my shattered nerves. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Olaf Stapledon Further, the ever-changing stresses of the planet’s crust had shattered many of the mountains into the fantastic forms of ice-bergs. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

T. E. Lawrence We were marching up a valley, from two hundred to five hundred yards in width, of shingle and light soil, quite firm, with occasional knolls of shattered green stone cropping out in its midst. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Robert Louis Stevenson And next moment, with ape-like fury, he was trampling his victim under foot and hailing down a storm of blows, under which the bones were audibly shattered and the body jumped upon the roadway. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson [1886]

Anthony Hope The king’s health, shattered by the horror and rigors of his imprisonment in the castle of Zenda, soon broke utterly. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

H. G. Wells She was writing about her shattered only son and what was being done and could be done to him, and yet her shrewd comments had at times a levity, a gleam of amusement. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Edith Wharton Her aim was good and the chiselled handle of the whip shattered the glass to fragments. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Jack London Swinging around the shattered walls of a building, in the stockyards district, the automobile was stopped by a wave of dead. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Marion, astonished at her own violence, ashamed, shattered by conflicting emotions, speechless, could only bow her approval of the change, not that the manager cared a pin whether she approved or not. The Understudy by Mary Cholmondeley

Love or hate will be dominant in a breast which has been in serenity, till suddenly the spark falls, passion blazes forth, and the serenity of the quiet breast is shattered for ever. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]