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Synonyms for smite

Synonyms for smite

inflict a heavy blow on, with the hand, a tool, or a weapon

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affect suddenly with deep feeling

cause physical pain or suffering in

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Nay," retorted the stranger quietly, "I was not offering to smite him while he was down.
I listened, wondering, As on it crept: at first a gentle sigh, Like as a spirit passing; then it swelled Into the roaring of great waves that smite The broken vanguard of the cliff: the rage Of storm-black tigers in the startled night Among the jackals of the wind and rain.
Death about to thrust him between the shoulder blades was far more dreadful than death about to smite him between the eyes.
Go to the Red Sea; on the right shore stand many rods--count them, and when thou comest to the eleventh, break it off, and smite the dragon with it; and so the lion will have the victory, and both of them will appear to you in their own forms.
Let the bold and insolent Goliath from the borders of France encompass the realms of Russia with death-bearing terrors; humble Faith, the sling of the Russian David, shall suddenly smite his head in his blood-thirsty pride.