BESMEAR in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of BESMEAR
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besmear
 v.  spread or daub a surface; smear or cover with a greasy or sticky substance
Classic Sentence:
1  All the hairdressers' shops, hoping for powder and the return of the royal bird, were besmeared with azure and decked with fleurs-de-lys.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I—THE YEAR 1817
2  The six pinioned ruffians were standing, and still preserved their spectral mien; all three besmeared with black, all three masked.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XXI—ONE SHOULD ALWAYS BEGIN BY ARRESTING THE VICT...
3  They moved in slow circles, circling closer and closer to enclose, to enclose, soft language issuing from their lips, their long swishing tails besmeared with stale shite, thrusting upwards their terrific faces.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
Example Sentence:
1  His face was besmeared with blood.
2  The walls were besmeared with sticky blue paint.