SMELL in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SMELL
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smell
 v.  perceive the scent of through the nose
 n.  a quality that has an effect on the nose
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  As the smell of crisp fresh pork came to her, Scarlett wrinkled her nose appreciatively, hoping that by the time it was cooked she would feel some appetite.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
2  The hospitals stank of gangrene, the odor assaulting her nostrils long before the doors were reached, a sickish sweet smell that clung to her hands and hair and haunted her in her dreams.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
3  The walls were banked with pine branches that gave out a spicy smell, making the corners of the room into pretty bowers where the chaperons and old ladies would sit.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
4  Already the house was full of the acrid smell of clothes boiling in homemade black dye for, in the kitchen, the sobbing cook was stirring all of Mrs. Meade's dresses in the huge wash pot.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
5  Yes, Governor Brown's darlings are likely to smell powder at last, and I imagine most of them will be much surprised.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
6  The smell of sweat, of blood, of unwashed bodies, of excrement rose up in waves of blistering heat until the fetid stench almost nauseated her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
7  A faint hot breeze that had sprung up bore the smell of smoke to her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
8  The smell of smoke was stronger now.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
9  He came in, carefully carrying two gourds, and the strong smell of dripping spirits entered before him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
10  The room where Suellen and Carreen lay mumbling and tossing on the same bed stank vilely with the smell of the twisted rag burning in a saucer of bacon fat, which provided the only light.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
11  She opened the three windows, bringing in the smell of oak leaves and earth, but the fresh air could do little toward dispelling the sickening odors which had accumulated for weeks in this close room.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
12  Strange that the sharp smell did not offend her nostrils now.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
13  A queasiness of the stomach reminiscent of the early days of her pregnancy made the smoking yams on the breakfast table unendurable, even to the smell.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
14  The faint niggery smell which crept from the cabin increased her nausea and, without strength to combat it, she kept on retching miserably while the cabins and trees revolved swiftly around her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
15  And each morning she sniffed so hard to really smell the food she woke herself up.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
Example Sentence: (51 in 4 pages)
16  I detected a smell of gas.
17  If you smell gas fumes or burning, take the car to your mechanic.
18  Nitrogen is a gas without colour or smell.
19  As she walked into the house she detected the smell of gas.
20  The smell of frying nauseated her.
21  His image is redolent of the smell of old leather, old money and class.
22  There was a peculiar smell in the kitchen.
23  The delicious smell of freshly-made coffee came from the kitchen.
24  The smell of new bread floated up from the kitchen.
25  There was a powerful smell of stale beer.
26  She could easily recall the smell of the orange groves.
27  I vividly recall the smell of damp wool and coal gas, which was unlike anything I'd experienced before.
28  There is a smell of fried chicken in this room.
29  Dogs have a keen sense of smell.
30  Dogs have an acute sense of smell.