[ noun ] a tiny or scarcely detectable amount
Used in print(J. H. Hexter, "Thomas More: On the Margins...)
In a like sense whatever bits or shreds of previous conceptions one may find in it , Utopian communism remains , as an integral whole , original - a new thing .(Leon Uris, Mila 8....)
Perhaps - perhaps - there is a shred of conscience left in the human_race .(Whit Masterson, Evil Come, Evil Go....)
The act , cut to shreds and hastily patched together during the afternoon , had not been rehearsed sufficiently by anyone .
[ verb ] tear into shreds
Used in print(Chicago Daily Tribune...)
That_is , when Mr._Milstein thrust straight to the core of the music , sparks flying , bow shredding , violin singing , glittering and sometimes spitting , Mr._Hendl could go_along .