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During the first week, not a day passed without smart skirmishes.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Then summoning a smart young jemadar with whom he had talked a good deal during the journey, he asked him to read the chit.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Who could have believed that only a fortnight ago these same figures were clean as new pins; smart and well-liking!
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
Christopher Smart, an English poet and miscellaneous writer, died; known by a popular translation of Horace.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
It was there that he longed to retire—to a dainty little hotel of his own with a smart clientèle.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
The Portuguese frigate Cine captured by the Algerines, after a smart action.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
It was one of those smart little six-room villas of which so many have been put up in the London suburbs of late.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
It had improved some since we first saw it, and was under what the natives called right smart cultivation for such a place.
THE CROMPTONSMARY J. HOLMES
If we hustle right smart we can get a pen done 'fore dark, let alone gettin' them cattle into a shed.
DOROTHY AT SKYRIEEVELYN RAYMOND
After a smart administration of the strappado, he proceeded to examine the contents of his pinafore, which was bundled round him.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO SMART ALECK

  • arrogant
  • brash
  • bumptious
  • certain
  • conceited
  • confident
  • egotistical
  • hotdogging
  • hotshot
  • hubristic
  • know-it-all
  • lordly
  • nervy
  • overconfident
  • overweening
  • positive
  • presumptuous
  • self-confident
  • smart aleck
  • smart guy
  • smarty
  • smarty pants
  • sure
  • swaggering
  • swollen-headed
  • vain
  • wise guy
  • blowhard
  • know-it-all
  • saucebox
  • show-off
  • smart aleck
  • smarty
  • wise guy
  • wiseacre
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