smite

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"Nay," retorted the stranger quietly, "I was not offering to smite him while he was down.
Wizards have dared to smite blood upon the gateways of the king.
Hippolochus fled, but him too did Agamemnon smite; he cut off his hands and his head--which he sent rolling in among the crowd as though it were a ball.