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 Meanings and Examples of REEK
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reek
 v.  emit odor; be pervaded by something unpleasant
Classic Sentence: (28 in 2 pages)
1  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  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIII
2  The hurrying lines pushed her back onto the packed sidewalk and she smelled the reek of cheap corn whisky.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXI
3  She took the wet gourd dipper from him, her nostrils wrinkling in distaste at the reek.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIV
4  Her fingers tightened about his thumb as she perceived the hot low room, the pounding of pressing-irons, the reek of scorched cloth, and Erik among giggling gnomes.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIII
5  Here we are all just ready to drop down, and the critters all in a reek of sweat.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
6  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 Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 14. The Hound of the Baskervilles
7  He was back in a moment, and I smelt a strong reek of brandy as he passed me.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In V. The Adventure of The "Gloria Scott"
8  The door closed once more, and the pungent reek of a strong cigar was borne to our nostrils.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF CHARLES AUGUSTUS MILVERTON
9  The first faint winter's dawn was beginning to appear, and we could dimly see the occasional figure of an early workman as he passed us, blurred and indistinct in the opalescent London reek.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ABBEY GRANGE
10  There was a large fire burning on the hearth, and one could smell from far the fragrant reek of burning cedar and sandal wood.
The Odyssey By Homer
Context  Highlight   In BOOK V
11  All the uses and scents of the brewery might have evaporated with its last reek of smoke.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter VIII
12  When Scarlett first opened the door the thick atmosphere of the room, with all windows closed and the air reeking with sick-room odors, medicine smells and stinking grease, almost made her faint.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIV
13  Today, in reeking early August, she wore a man's cap, a skinny fur like a dead cat, a necklace of imitation pearls, a scabrous satin blouse, and a thick cloth skirt hiked up in front.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVII
14  He thoughtfully mopped his reeking features.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 6
15  They were reeking with perspiration, and their breaths came hard and wheezing.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 17
Example Sentence:
1  The rooms reek with stale tobacco smoke.
2  Where there's reek there's heat.
3  The smog hung over Victorian London like a dark cloud; noisome, reeking of decay, it was a visible miasma.