- a place of great disorderthe room was a shambles after the party
- a place where animals are brought to be slaughtered
- any place of slaughter or carnage
- British dialect a row of covered stalls or shops where goods, originally meat, are sold
- And as a guarantee of a Third World economy in shambles, Scotland is oil-rich.
- The unity government that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas established with Hamas is now in shambles.
- But even the most ardent supporters of negotiations with the Taliban recognize that the so-called peace process is in shambles.
- Brilliant as he is in the courtroom, his self-destructive personality leaves his personal life in shambles.
- The fatherland is a shambles, Bolivarian socialism has failed, and Comandante Chávez is dead.
- He would spare her the sight that must before many moments be spread to view within that shambles.
- But to act, I have come, madame, to liberate from this shambles the gentle lamb you hold here prisoned.
- One might as well talk to driven cattle in the shambles about their ‘sacred mission’ as to women.
- They reminded him of the beeves in the shambles of the elder Varro.
- Thus the innocent foreign-born readers are led like sheep to the shambles, and Privilege gains another intrenching-tool.