What does the word shred mean?

Usage examples for shred

  1. Deeply conscious of the awkwardness this posture gave him, he yet clung to it as the last shred of his honour, to the clear argument that it was one thing for him to have felt beneath all others, the previous days, that she was to be counted on, but quite a different for her to have felt that he was. – The Finer Grain by Henry James
  2. You can't do it, he informed the detective vehemently; you haven't got a shred of evidence against me! – The Black Bag by Louis Joseph Vance
  3. Shortly after this, John Shakespeare is shorn of the last shred of his civic honours, being deprived of his office of alderman for non- attendance at the council meetings. – Shakespeare's Lost Years in London, 1586-1592 by Arthur Acheson