verb (used with object), smote or (Obsolete) smit; smit·ten or smit; smit·ing.
verb (used without object), smote or (Obsolete) smit; smit·ten or smit; smit·ing.
Origin of smite
Related formssmit·er, noun
Examples from the Web for smite
Had the Egyptians sallied forth to smite, scarce a sword would have flashed, so dear seemed martyrdom.God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis
Here is a knave of a friar calleth me a mad priest, and yet I smite him not.The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood|Howard Pyle
He was equally ready to do a kindly action, or smite the man hip and thigh who chanced to run foul of him.The Night Riders|Ridgwell Cullum
It was as if all the thunders of heaven had gathered in one place to smite the earth.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
The three men of the Campeador were all of one intent, That mightily his foeman to smite each one should ride.The Lay of the Cid|R. Selden Rose