from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. Past tense and a past participle of smite.
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- v. Simple past of smite.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- imp. (and rare p. p.) of smite.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Preterit of smite.
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The word smote upon her like a touch of ice and her heart quailed.
The word smote her ear with all the impact of a cannon shot.
When 'Omer smote' is bloomin 'lyre, He'd' eard men sing by land an 'sea; An' what he thought he might require, 'e went and took, the same as me.
The name smote the Señora like a spear-thrust, There could be no stronger evidence of the abnormal excitement under which she had been laboring for the last twenty-four hours, than the fact that she had not once, during all this time, thought to ask herself what Father Salvierderra would say, or might command, in this crisis.
And the name smote me, with a frightenedness of fresh awakening memories.
The word smote on the captive like the missile of a catapult.
Everybody turned from me to see that, and I watched wearily the straining backs and elbows of the little fellows, and the shouts of encouragement and of triumph when the winner came in smote my ears as through water, with curious shocks of sound.
At last Dare understood, and the sudden utter blankness of his expression smote Ruth to the heart.
Henry without a word smote him in the face with such force that the man fell flat and Henry thrust him aside, resuming his original position.
The word smote upon her weary heart with a dull pain.
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