v. emit odor; be pervaded by something unpleasant
The rooms reek with stale tobacco smoke.
Sentence in Classic:
In rapid succession we passed through the fringe of fashionable London, hotel London, theatrical London, literary London, commercial London, and, finally, maritime London, till we came to a riverside city of a hundred thousand souls, where the tenement houses swelter and reek with the outcasts of Europe.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
One or two late birds sleepily chirping in their nests, and a bat heavily crossing and recrossing her, and the reek of her own tread in the thick dust that felt like velvet, were all Mrs.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
She was clutching something in her hand, and the reek of heavy cheap perfume came into the room with her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
Beside it were the crumbling remains of the cottages of the miners, driven away no doubt by the foul reek of the surrounding swamp.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle Context
The men who worked on the killing beds would come to reek with foulness, so that you could smell one of them fifty feet away; there was simply no such thing as keeping decent, the most careful man gave it up in the end, and wallowed in uncleanness.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context
There was a large fire burning on the hearth, and one could smell from far the fragrant reek of burning cedar and sandal wood.