SMEAR in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SMEAR
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
smear
 v.  spread a liquid or a thick substance over a surface
 v.  overspread with anything adhesive; soil in any way; pollute
Classic Sentence: (30 in 3 pages)
1  When she had entered two or three laborious items in the account-book, Jip would walk over the page, wagging his tail, and smear them all out.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44. OUR HOUSEKEEPING
2  To befoul and smear the exalted name.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In IVY DAY IN THE COMMITTEE ROOM
3  One of the doctors came out of the tent in a bloodstained apron, holding a cigar between the thumb and little finger of one of his small bloodstained hands, so as not to smear it.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXVII
4  The side window of the newspaper office opened and a hand was extended, bearing a sheaf of long narrow galley proofs, smeared with fresh ink and thick with names closely printed.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
5  As she dragged homeward Carol looked with distaste at her clay-loaded rubbers, the smeared hem of her skirt.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
6  But she now viewed a back room with a homemade refrigerator of yellow smeared with black grease.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
7  He sauntered into the living-room and his glance passed from her drenched hat to her smeared rubbers.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
8  Her hands and arms were smeared with blood, and blood was splashed upon her clothing and her face.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 19
9  These revolutionists were not angels; they were men, and men who had come up from the social pit, and with the mire of it smeared over them.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 30
10  More, however, Chichikov could not discern, for his eyelids were as heavy as though smeared with treacle.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER III
11  Then she turned upon him a back that was smeared with flour and had a long slit in the lower portion of its covering.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VI
12  The corked eyebrows and mustaches were smeared over the perspiring, flushed, and merry faces.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER XI
13  In and out of the hive long black robber bees smeared with honey fly timidly and shiftily.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XX
14  From the words of his comrades who saw better than he did, he found that this was the body of a man, set upright against the palings with its face smeared with soot.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER XIII
15  Bolkhovitinov was bespattered all over with mud and had smeared his face by wiping it with his sleeve.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER XVI
Example Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  He was a victim of a smear campaign.
2  His fingers left a smear of sweat on the wall.
3  Each new rumour added fresh impetus to the smear campaign.
4  This accusationof bribery is a vile smear on an honourable citizen.
5  After his expulsion from the cabinet the minister became the subject of a smear campaign.
6  We smear cream on our faces in the party.
7  This accusation of bribery is a vile smear on an honorable citizen.
8  In the wake of his allegations, the police claimed Wang had been found guilty of fraud, who had become a tool for the west to smear his homeland.
9  The wall was smeared with letters and drawings.
10  She smeared sun tan lotion all over herself.
11  Its nozzle was smeared with some kind of lubricant.
12  My sister smeared herself with suntan oil and slept by the swimming pool.
13  In politics you expect to get smeared by your opponents.
14  When Jack claimed he hadn't eaten the jelly doughnut, Jill took an incredulous look at his smeared face and laughed.
15  The small boy spoilt the picture by smearing it with ink.