Usage examples for smarting

  1. Cowed with terror, and smarting with keenest pain, the youth took his wife in his arms and sobbed like the beaten thing he was. – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
  2. Cheetham is smarting under your rules, and you can't expect him to go against any rule, that saves him a shilling." – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  3. They tormented him with a kind of smarting anguish. – Tom Slade at Black Lake by Percy Keese Fitzhugh