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Sample sentences for the GRE study word smear

smear can be used as a verb
smear can be used as a noun

1.To befoul and smear the exalted nam. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
2.The kid stopped bellowing and began to smear his face with the stuff. - from My Man Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
3.The eye could not detect one creature in the group free from the smear of blood. - from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
4.See this smear where it has trickled down the wall That disposes of the idea of suicide anyhow. - from A Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
5.With an alphabet on the hearth at my feet for reference, I contrived in an hour or two to print and smear this epistle-. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
6.Standing at the door was a Jewish man with an unnatural heavy smear of eyebrow, who caught my eyes as we advanced, and said, when we came up with him,-. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
7."It is dated from Grosvenor Mansions, written with a quill pen, and the noble lord has had the misfortune to get a smear of ink upon the outer side of his right little finger," remarked Holmes as he folded up the epistle. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
8.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. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
9.This paper should be painted over with candle soot tempered with thin glue, then smear the leaf thinly with white lead in oil as is done to the letters in printing, and then print in the ordinary way. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci
10.Solid to the touch--for I put out my hand and felt the rail of it--and with brown spots and smears upon the ivory, and bits of grass and moss upon the lower parts, and one rail bent awry. - from The Time Machine by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
11.The city clocks had only just gone three, but it was quite dark already-- it had not been light all day--and candles were flaring in the windows of the neighbouring offices, like ruddy smears upon the palpable brown air. - from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

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