from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- imp. & p. p. of smite.
- 3d. pers. sing. pres. of smite.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To infect.
- To mar; destroy.
- n. A spot: a stain.
- n. The finest of clayey ore, made up into balls used for marking sheep.
- n. Infection.
- n. The smut in corn.
- n. A blow; a cut.
- n. A clashing noise.
- An obsolete dialectal form of smite.
- A past participle of smite.
- A contracted form of smiteth. third person singular present indicative of smite.
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"Democrats ... socialism ..." smit wrote on September 19, 2007 1: 23 PM:
While the driver halted at Dartford to water his horses, she was smit with the appearance of some cheesecakes, which were presented by the landlady of the house, and having bargained for two or three, put her hand in her pocket, in order to pay for her purchase; but what was her astonishment, when, after having rummaged her equipage, she understood her whole fortune was lost!
While he was thus dangled in a state of suspension, a German trooper was transiently smit with the charms of his mother, who listened to his honourable addresses, and once more received the silken bonds of matrimony; the ceremony having been performed as usual at the drum-head.
I declare, said my uncle Toby, smit with pity, I know of none; unless it be the pleasure which it has pleased God! A fiddlestick! quoth she.
Mono John looked up, and was smit with the glow of her exaltation.
And hearing of it, all the lords of earth smit with love speedily came thither, desirous of (possessing) Damayanti.
"Then when you've smit your rector on one cheek you quote the Bible to make him think he ought to turn his overcoat also."
Hence it is that no scholars in Europe but the most learned Italians, smit by the national genius, could have devoted their vigils to narrate the evolutions of Pantomime, to compile the annals of Harlequin, to unroll the genealogy of Punch, and to discover even the most secret anecdotes of the obscurer branches of that grotesque family, amidst their changeful fortunes, during a period of two thousand years.
"I rather guess Lela Barker is some smit on him, too," put in Sile
There are those who, having felt the influence of this ancient School, and being smit with its splendour and its sweetness, ask wistfully, if never again it is to be Catholic, or whether at least some footing for