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Derwood Bowen
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« Reply #45 on: December 30, 2003, 03:35:37 PM »

Liking someone a whole lot and smitten, I'm pretty sure, are completely different things.

BTW, I didn't participate in the race to 200, so I'm completely neutral in the argument.  I was already ahead.
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« Reply #46 on: December 30, 2003, 04:18:27 PM »

Havn't you ever been smitten with someone?
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« Reply #47 on: December 30, 2003, 06:00:49 PM »

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I always thought smitten was when you liked someone a whole lot

I believe that's correct.
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« Reply #48 on: December 30, 2003, 09:18:25 PM »

Smite \\Smite\\ (sm[imac]t), v. t. [imp. Smote (sm[=o]t), rarely Smit (sm[i^]t); p. p.Smitten (sm[i^]t"t'n), rarely Smit, or Smote; p. pr. & vb. n. Smiting (sm[imac]t"[i^]ng).] [AS. sm[=i]tan to smite, to soil, pollute; akin to OFries. sm[=i]ta to smite, LG. smiten, D. smijten, G. schmeissen, OHG. sm[=i]zan to smear, stroke, OSw. & dial. Sw. smita to smite, Dan. smide to throw, Goth. bismeitan, to anoint, besmear; cf. Skr. m[=e]d to be fat. The original sense seems to have been, to daub on, to smear. Cf. Smut.] 1. To strike; to inflict a blow upon with the hand, or with any instrument held in the hand, or with a missile thrown by the hand; as, to smite with the fist, with a rod, sword, spear, or stone.

Whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. --Matt. v. 39.

And David . . . took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead. --1 Sam. xvii. 49.

2. To cause to strike; to use as an instrument in striking or hurling.

Prophesy, and smite thine hands together. --Ezek. xxi. 14.

Saul . . . smote the javelin into the wall. --1 Sam. xix. 10.

3. To destroy the life of by beating, or by weapons of any kind; to slay by a blow; to kill; as, to smite one with the sword, or with an arrow or other instrument.

4. To put to rout in battle; to overthrow by war.

5. To blast; to destroy the life or vigor of, as by a stroke or by some visitation.

The flax and the barly was smitten. --Ex. ix. 31.

6. To afflict; to chasten; to punish.

Let us not mistake God's goodness, nor imagine, because he smites us, that we are forsaken by him. --Wake.

7. To strike or affect with passion, as love or fear.

The charms that smite the simple heart. --Pope.

Smit with the love of sister arts we came. --Pope.

To smite off, to cut off.

To smite out, to knock out, as a tooth. --Exod. xxi. 27.

To smite with the tongue, to reproach or upbraid; to revile. [Obs.] --Jer. xviii. 18.

Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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« Reply #49 on: January 02, 2004, 10:53:32 AM »

That's cool.

And I guess I've been smitten in the arm.  Multiple times.
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