EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

a- +‎ smear

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AdjectiveEdit

asmear (not comparable)

  1. Smeared over.
    • 1861, Charles Dickens, Great Expectations, London: Chapman and Hall, Volume 2, Chapter 1, p. 6,[1]
      So, I came into Smithfield; and the shameful place, being all asmear with filth and fat and blood and foam, seemed to stick to me.
    • 1980, Al Hine, Brother Owl, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Part 5, pp. 283-284,[2]
      The young Isaac, my grandchild, played in the center of the floor, his face asmear, clothing torn and foul.
    • 1995, William Gass, The Tunnel, New York: Knopf, p. 232,[3]
      A woman asmear with blood stood up, fell softly down, stood slowly up again, wavering like a little flag.

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