American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Use "smote" in a sentence
"And the name smote me, with a frightenedness of fresh awakening memories."
"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."