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01. The papers in the room were [scattered] all over the floor.
02. The zebras quickly [scattered] as the lion charged at the herd.
03. Children [scattered] flowers before the wedding couple as they exited the church.
04. My children's bedroom has toys [scattered] all over the place.
05. We dug up the earth, and then just [scattered] grass seed here and there.
06. The chickens [scattered] as the children ran laughing towards them.
07. Tomorrow will be mainly cloudy with [scattered] showers in the evening.
08. The terrified villagers [scattered] as the helicopters appeared in the sky above them.
09. There is a Chinese proverb which observes that one joy [scatters] a hundred griefs.
10. If you gaze at the night sky, you will see thousands of stars [scattered] in random groups.
11. Our universe is almost empty, except for a few [scattered] stars.
12. Jane Montgomery Campbell once wrote "We plow the fields, and [scatter] the good seed on the land, but it is fed and watered by God's almighty hand."
13. An adult lion's roar can be heard up to five miles away, and serves to warn off intruders or reunite [scattered] members of the pride.
14. Almost half of the people of Iran live in nearly 50,000 small villages [scattered] throughout the country.
15. Most of the marijuana harvest in Jamaica is flown to the U.S. from the many illegal airstrips [scattered] throughout the country.
16. One of Genghis Khan's first important achievements was to unite the [scattered] tribes of Mongolia.
17. Lakes, rivers and swamps are [scattered] throughout the national park.
18. The grass seeds must be [scattered] evenly over the area being planted.

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  • Scatter — Scat ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scattered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scattering}.] [OE. scateren. See {Shatter}.] 1. To strew about; to sprinkle around; to throw down loosely; to deposit or place here and there, esp. in an open or sparse order. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • scatter — [skat′ər] vt. [ME skateren, ult. < IE * sked , to split, disperse < base * sek , to cut > L secare] 1. a) to throw here and there or strew loosely; sprinkle b) to sprinkle over (with) something 2. to separate and drive in many… …   English World dictionary

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  • scatter — ► VERB 1) throw in various random directions. 2) separate and move off in different directions. 3) (be scattered) occur or be found at various places rather than all together. 4) Physics deflect or diffuse (electromagnetic radiation or particles) …   English terms dictionary

  • Scatter — In ordinary English, to scatter is to distribute randomly. Scatter also has the following meanings: *In physics, scattering is the study of collisions, especially of waves and particles (synonymous in quantum mechanics). In elastic scattering the …   Wikipedia


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