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They successfully pressured social media companies to take a harder line against disinformation and used data-driven strategies to fight viral smears.

From Time

Begin with a smear of pâte di bottarga, fish roe whipped with anchovies and tuna, then sip broth fortified by pasta and potatoes.

There was no doubt that the dark red smear left on the first-floor bust of Zachary Taylor was blood.

From Time

The secretary sought to attack the woman’s credibility by saying she had a history of making baseless complaints — a false smear according to the woman and investigators.

Bailey adds she is dismayed by the visceral tone of many copyright debates, and particularly by smears leveled at Samuelson, whose integrity she says is unimpeachable.

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His accuser was smeared and demeaned, and a star football player was allowed to keep on playing.

A militarized strike force onstage, attired in all black with faces smeared in black as though prepped for a nighttime raid.

They described him as clad in black, his face smeared with mud.

In the first, we met two muscular young men, almost naked and smeared with a blood-like substance.

The line between author and audience has been smeared beyond all recognition.

Is she the woman whose face powder was smeared on Jack Carlson's lapel?

From his neck to his heels he was smeared with mud, and his tidy tunic was torn into ragged holes.

You can't mix colors with any degree of certainty if the palette is smeared with all sorts of tints.

The long war-arrow, weighted with a blazing mass of pitch-smeared 211 moss, stuck in a log a few inches below my peephole.

Henry Burns was not surprised to discover that the rock was smeared all over with spots of black paint.


On this page you'll find 90 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to smeared, such as: creamy, fatty, slick, anointed, daubed, and null.

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