smite-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: inflict with a blow causing pain and suffering

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[agent[animate]] SMITE NP2[patient] NP3[theme] (PP[instrument]) NP1[agent[animate]] SMITE NP2[patient|goal] NP3[theme] (PP[instrument]) NP1[agent[animate]] SMITE

He smote reality a mighty blow.
And he smote them hip and thigh with a great slaughter.
She smote him on the back with her umbrella.
Once more the Etonian smote, and smote hard.
The population was smitten by the plague.

VerbNet: hit-18.1
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: smite.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3

Sense Number 2: inflict with strong (usually loving) emotion

Commentary: Used passively. Syntax includes: (NP1[agent[animate]]) SMITE NP2[patient] (PP[instrument])

He was smitten with love for this young girl.
The nehru fellow was smitten by an oversexed tramp!
The 28-year-old American beauty was smitten by her co-star as they filmed the movie.
I was smitten by the urge to run out of the house.
Rudi Schultz was smitten with wine from an early age.
I was smitten with Captain Kirk as a young girl.

VerbNet: amuse-31.1
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: smite.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2