smitten

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj smitten (used in combination) affected by something overwhelming "conscience-smitten","awe-struck"
    • adj smitten marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness "gaga over the rock group's new album","he was infatuated with her"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Smitten smĭt"t'n p. p. of Smite.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • smitten Struck hard; afflicted; visited with some great disaster; suddenly or powerfully affected in body or mind: sometimes used in compounds, as fever-smitten, drought-smitten, love-smitten.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • pa.p Smitten smit′n of smite.
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Usage

In literature:

Do you know, Knowles, I think she was rather fearful that I might be smitten by your Miss Morley.
"Kent Knowles: Quahaug" by Joseph C. Lincoln
He was not smitten suddenly by it.
"Catharine Furze" by Mark Rutherford
I remember a proud young woman who had been mercilessly criticising us for several nights smitten in this way.
"When the Holy Ghost is Come" by S. L. Brengle
Here was where Henderley could be smitten, could be brought to his knees.
"Northern Lights, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
He was the first to fall, smitten in 'that street called Straight.
"The Weavers, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
This very day three things had smitten Jean Jacques, and, if three, why not four or five, or fifty!
"The Money Master, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
Did a Druse ever turn his cheek to be smitten?
"The World For Sale, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
Would to heaven that it had smitten thee through, thou Sisera, like the nail of Jael the Kenite!
"Hypatia" by Charles Kingsley
My father sends them forth whenever there is wrong to redress, that those who love us may not be smitten.
"Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land, Complete" by Charles M. Skinner
Then came the roar of the shot and the shriek of the smitten.
"The People Of The Mist" by H. Rider Haggard
We have smitten the Philistines this day.
"The White Feather" by P. G. Wodehouse
Hell's haughty king Thrice vanquished, baffled, smitten, and dismay'd!
"The Poetical Works of Henry Kirke White" by Henry Kirke White
I know not what it is, for never did I see a woman so smitten.
"Rujub, the Juggler" by G. A. Henty
Nobody thinks of the life to come, when he is strongly smitten with the objects he finds here below.
"Good Sense" by Paul Henri Thiry, Baron D'Holbach
Enemies ahead and enemies behind, and this bare, bleak, moon-smitten road between.
"The Yeoman Adventurer" by George W. Gough
The truth is, he is awfully smitten with Mrs. Carbuncle's niece.
"The Eustace Diamonds" by Anthony Trollope
Somehow or other, blasting disaster must have smitten the Fillmore bank-roll, and he was back where he had started.
"The Adventures of Sally" by P. G. Wodehouse
He lay there like a leper smitten by the hand of the God he had so zealously served.
"Castilian Days" by John Hay
Our modern usage in the Court of Love Is, when the youth by some fair maid is smitten.
"Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 13, June 25, 1870" by Various
A certain young friend of his, Lord Doltimore, was evidently smitten.
"Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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In poetry:

A thousand lights had smitten her
Into this thing;
Life had taken her and given her
One place to sing.
"To A Cabaret Dancer" by Djuna Barnes
Thy mortal sweetness, smitten
To scourge our souls for sin,
Is on our memory written,
And treasured deep therein;
"Epitaph In The Churchyard Of Herne, Kent" by John Moultrie
Where the birds shall all be gather'd,
To enjoy a feast of God;
And the nations will be smitten
By His dire avenging rod.
"On The Times" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
One blind hound only lies apart
On the sun-smitten grass;
He holds deep commune with his heart:
The moments pass and pass:
"The Ballad Of The Foxhunter" by William Butler Yeats
He crouches, and buries his face on his knees,
And hides in the dark of his hair;
For he cannot look up to the storm-smitten trees,
Or think of the loneliness there -
Of the loss and the loneliness there.
"The Last Of His Tribe" by Henry Kendall
Dim, smitten star!
Orb not of France alone—pale symbol of my soul, its dearest hopes,
The struggle and the daring—rage divine for liberty,
Of aspirations toward the far ideal—enthusiast's dreams of
brotherhood,
"O Star Of France" by Walt Whitman

In news:

Smitten Kitchen's Deb Perelman is in love with simplicity.
The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook includes more than 100 recipes from Deb Perelman, accompanied by lovely photographs of the dishes.
Smitten In High School, This Jock Got His Girl.
Frank Lupafya really smitten by the bug.
Tonight's FRONTLINE Will Make You "Tearful and Smitten ".
5 sunnies we're smitten with.
Mississippian owns British car he's been smitten with since 1960.
CPAC smitten by Mitt, Marco.
Jordin Sparks ' smitten ' with Jason Derulo.
Smitten with Division III.
Writer is ' smitten by Big Sky' and moved by mountainous Montana vistas.
Alec Baldwin is " smitten " with a 2007 NYU graduate, sources tell us.
Mary E "Mimi" Allen Smitten , 79, formerly of Sikeston, died at 1:35 am March 1, 2005, at Chateau Girardeau Nursing Center.
We've written about Berlebach's elegant wooden tripods before but every time we see one, we're smitten again.
According to Us Weekly, the longtime pals recently started dating and are already "smitten" and "very serious.
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