Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Smeared over; bedaubed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Smeared over.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Smeared over.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

a- +‎ smear

Examples

  • So I came into Smithfield; and the shameful place, being all asmear with filth and fat and blood and foam, seemed to stick to me.

    Great Expectations

  • The issue is that the Dem leadership recognized the timing problem and offered to completely re-do the vote, but the Republicans, who know they lost the vote, refused and instead decided to try to turn it into asmear.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Disorder in the House:

  • So, I came into Smithfield; and the shameful place, being all asmear with filth and fat and blood and foam, seemed to stick to me.

    Great Expectations

  • So, I came into Smithfield; and the shameful place, being all asmear with filth and fat and blood and foam, seemed to stick to me.

    Great Expectations

  • So I came into Smithfield; and the shameful place, being all asmear with filth and fat and blood and foam, seemed to stick to me.

    Great Expectations

  • I’m not making the case that Jonathan was objectively right in the import of his all but rhetorical question — but it can hardly be characterized as asmear.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Whelan v. publius Post-Script:

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.