1 a to strike. b to inflict a blow upon with the hand, or with any instrument held in the hand, or with a missile thrown by the hand. 2 a to destroy the life of by beating, or by weapons of any kind b to slay by a blow. c to kill. 3 a to afflict. b to chasten. c to punish.
Deborah’s husband always said that he’d smite her if he ever caught her in bed with another man. He was not prepared, however, when he walked in on her in bed with a woman.
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Smite. The Effin Word, The Effin Word, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/smite. Accessed 4 June 2023.
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