Both were watching her as if she had something earth-shattering to say.
The rocket smashed into the floor below, shattering glass and pulverizing part of the balcony.
She lay with her hands and head across his chest heaving painful, soul-shattering sobs.
Organization and tactics did not affect the issue directly, for the conduct of the men and their junior officers gave abundant proof that in the hands of a competent leader the " linear " principle of delivering one shattering blow would have proved superior to that of a gradual attrition of the enemy here, as on the battlefields of the Peninsula and at Waterloo, and this in spite of other defects in the training of the Prussian infantry which simultaneously caused its defeat on the neighbouring field of Auerstadt.
It was once generally supposed that the Pliocene epoch in Nebraska was distinguished by the activity of geysers; but the so-called geyserite " now known commonly and correctly as " natural pumice " and " volcanic ash," which is found in the Oligocene and later formations, has no connexion whatever with geysers, but is produced by the shattering of volcanic rock.
He had all the ambitions of his grandfather Henry II.; his dreams were of shattering the newly-formed kingdom of France, the creation of Philip Augustus, and of recovering all the lost lands of his forefathers on the Seine and Loire.
You actually sought out my company - or did you have something earth-shattering to tell me?
Nothing earth shattering there, nor anything Yancey would find either threatening or interesting.
Connor gave him a sheepish half-smile, then took the glass, shattering it in his hand.
The intervention of the powers, culminating in the shattering of the Egyptian fleet at Navarino (q.v.), robbed him of his reward so far as Greece was concerned; the failure of his arms in face of this intervention gave Sultan Mahmud the excuse he desired for withholding the rest of the stipulated price of his assistance.
During the final assault on the 19th of May 1521 a cannon ball struck him, shattering one of his legs and badly wounding the other.
If you think it's capable of something world shattering, you're mistaken.