smote


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smote

 (smōt)
v.
Past tense and a past participle of smite.

smote

(sməʊt)
vb
the past tense of smite

smite

(smaɪt)

v. smote, smit•ten or smit (smɪt) or smote, smit•ing. v.t.
1. to strike or hit hard, with or as if with the hand, a stick, or other weapon.
2. to deliver or deal (a blow) by striking hard.
3. to strike down, injure, or slay.
4. to afflict or attack with deadly or disastrous effect: smitten by polio.
5. to affect mentally, morally, or emotionally with a strong and sudden feeling: They were smitten with terror.
6. to impress favorably; enamor: He was smitten by her charms.
v.i.
7. to strike; deal a blow.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English smītan to smear, defile, c. Old Frisian smīta, Old High German smīzan, Gothic -smeitan]
smit′er, n.
References in classic literature ?
Then Sir Brian de les Isles and Grummore Grummorsum, knights of the castle, encountered with Sir Aglovale and Sir Tor, and Sir Tor smote down Sir Grummore Grummorsum to the earth.
and in my heat I smote him a blow mightier than I intended, for I have some strength in mine arm.
Six arrows were within the clout, four within the black, and only two smote the outer ring; so that when the last arrow sped and struck the target, all the people shouted aloud, for it was noble shooting.