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Possibly there was considerable of irony in it too, the kind that smarts with all lads.
THE BANNER BOY SCOUTS ON A TOURGEORGE A. WARREN
Zu schwer bezahlt man oft ein leicht Versehn—One often smarts pretty sharply for a slight mistake.
DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS FROM ANCIENT AND MODERN, ENGLISH AND FOREIGN SOURCESJAMES WOOD
Her eye smarts or itches; and without thinking, she rubs it with a finger covered with the Magical Ointment.
THE SCIENCE OF FAIRY TALESEDWIN SIDNEY HARTLAND
I hoped he'd had the smarts to wipe his fingerprints off the quarter, keep his hood up, and leave all his arphids at home.
LITTLE BROTHERCORY DOCTOROW
Occasionally, I tried to take the long-hoarded sting out of these compunctious smarts by attending divine service in the open air.
OUR OLD HOME, VOL. 2NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE
Will the master sleep less secure when the slave no longer smarts under these revolting atrocities?
CHARLES SUMNER; HIS COMPLETE WORKS, VOLUME 5 (OF 20)CHARLES SUMNER
Amhurst has pointed out that the Smarts never read anything but plays, novels, and French comedies.
ROWLANDSON'S OXFORDA. HAMILTON GIBBS
The Smarts wished to have no more abstract speculations and religious introspections.
ROWLANDSON'S OXFORDA. HAMILTON GIBBS
Pleasure itself seeks to be heightened with pain; it is much sweeter when it smarts and has the skin rippled.
THE ESSAYS OF MONTAIGNE, COMPLETEMICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
The colonel, now possessing two smarts, one to his cheek and one to his vanity, made for the door.
THE GOOSE GIRLHAROLD MACGRATH
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WORDS RELATED TO SMARTS

  • brilliance
  • cleverness
  • excellence
  • inspiration
  • intelligence
  • inventiveness
  • sagacity
  • smartness
  • smarts
  • talent
  • wisdom
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