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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To strike usually hard especially with the hand or something held in the hand. (past)

Usage examples (38)
  • Verb (used with object) : She smote him on the back with her umbrella. ,His sword had smitten thousands. ,smitten by polio. ,His conscience...
  • The word smote upon her weary heart with a dull pain.
  • The word smote her ear with all the impact of a cannon shot.
  • The word smote on the captive like the missile of a catapult. for more
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