It reeks of desperation and signals an inability to come to grips with modernity.
Indeed, the Sooner State has lately taken pride in pushing back against anything that reeks of progressive-ness.
It reeks of Stockholm syndrome—Romney seems to think his captors are his friends.
And at a time when trust in politicians is low, Cain reeks of authenticity.
Nolte's Breitbart report on Dunham's "Barry" reeks of obliviousness.
But the evidence of reeks convinced for the instant even sceptics.
The Englishman vows the Italian reeks with the scent of garlic.
The reeks are chiefly composed of hard green and purple grits, and sandstone of old red sandstone age.
It is a most vituperative affair, and reeks with fire and brimstone.
"A singular room," he observed to reeks, on concluding his survey.
Old English rec (Anglian), riec (West Saxon), "smoke from burning material," probably from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse reykr, Danish rǿg, Swedish rök "smoke, steam," from Proto-Germanic *raukiz (cf. Old Frisian rek, Middle Dutch rooc, Old High German rouh, German Rauch "smoke, steam"), from PIE *reug- "to vomit, belch;" also "smoke, cloud." Sense of "stench" is attested 1650s, via the notion of "that which rises" (cf. reek (v.)).
Old English recan (Anglian), reocan (West Saxon) "emit smoke," from Proto-Germanic *reukanan (cf. Old Frisian reka "smoke," Middle Dutch roken, Dutch rieken "to smoke," Old High German riohhan "to smoke, steam," German rauchen "to smoke," riechen "to smell").
Originally a strong verb, with past tense reac, past participle gereocen, but occasionally showing weak conjugation in Old English. Meaning "to emit smoke;" meaning "to emit a bad smell" is recorded from 1710 via sense "be heated and perspiring" (early 15c.). Related: Reeked; reeking.