Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of reek.
  • adj. Totally stinking.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. giving off a strong unpleasant smell
  • adj. wet with secreted or exuded moisture such as sweat or tears

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Others still called them Mujahideen, but, when they did, they made a face-a sneering, distasteful face-the word reeking of deep aversion and deep scorn.

    A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • His arbour, as he called the reeking outhouse which he shared with the cat and the garden tools, served him also as a sounding-box: and every morning he hummed contentedly one of his favourite songs: O, TWINE ME A BOWER or BLUE

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  • His arbour, as he called the reeking outhouse which he shared with the cat and the garden tools, served him also as a sounding-box: and every morning he hummed contentedly one of his favourite songs: O, TWINE ME A BOWER or BLUE EYES AND GOLDEN HAIR or THE GROVES OF BLARNEY while the grey and blue coils of smoke rose slowly from his pipe and vanished in the pure air.

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  • His arbour, as he called the reeking outhouse which he shared with the cat and the garden tools, served him also as a sounding-box: and every morning he hummed contentedly one of his favourite songs: O, TWINE ME A BOWER or BLUE EYES AND GOLDEN HAIR or

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  • With a title reeking heavily of the feel-good, and a veritable sitcom of an opening episode that delivers same, "

    Strange Days at 10 Downing

  • Another thing I noted was that all scalps went into a common pile, which a popular novelist would no doubt describe as "reeking" - heaven knows why.

    Flashman And The Redskins

  • Second sentence shoud have read “I just couldn’t get the notion of smallish john attempting to wreak havoc but only suceeding in reeking out of my mind.”

    Think Progress » Palin says she’s fine with Limbaugh’s use of the ‘r-word.’

  • But somehow, a filmmaker who describes his work in terms reeking of Jew-hatred does not seem likely to make any constructive contributions on this issue.

    Brad Hirschfield: Holocaust Lessons From Oliver Stone

  • Exulting with this first success of my revenge, I penetrated into the chamber where the robber of my peace was expected by the unhappy Serafina and her mother, who, seeing me enter with a most savage aspect, and a sword reeking with the vengeance I had taken, seemed almost petrified with fear.

    The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom

  • Beggar on Horseback, in wh. the Emperor was represented galloping to hell with a sword reeking with blood.

    The History of "Punch"

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