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I always shave myself on rest days—it is pleasant to feel clean, even when there is no one to smarten oneself up for.
TRANS-HIMALAYA, VOL. 2 (OF 2)SVEN HEDIN
The next day we had to smarten up and get ready for the Brigadier-General, who was going to inspect us.
INTO THE JAWS OF DEATHJACK O'BRIEN
It tends to smarten a man, and officers are not slow to pick out the careful from the slovenly soldier.
TRAINING FOR THE TRENCHESLESLIE VICKERS
An' I take it that the bar'l has an influence: some bar'ls kind of wilt cider and some smarten it up, and keep it hearty.
A COUNTRY DOCTOR AND SELECTED STORIES AND SKETCHESSARAH ORNE JEWETT
Tumble up at once, an' git a lively move on, or I'll be down an' smarten ye up!'
GOLDEN STORIESVARIOUS
We have been saying we needed it for five years back, but it was bought only last week, to smarten the house for your coming.
MORE ABOUT PEGGYMRS G. DE HORNE VAIZEY
She dropped it into the pond yesterday, and I am trying to smarten it up a little, poor thing!
THREE MARGARETSLAURA E. RICHARDS
Next day he sent for the senior officer, and after a short talk with him told him to smarten up his subaltern.
GENERAL GATACREBEATRIX GATACRE
"You might smarten yourself with that change, Elmore," she addressed him, ignoring his companion.
THE IMPERIALIST(A.K.A. MRS. EVERARD COTES) SARA JEANNETTE DUNCAN
The guide suggested that we smarten up our gait, and we put the horses to a canter.
A LITTLE UNION SCOUTJOEL CHANDLER HARRIS

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