Jeff Foxworthy, host of Are You smarter Than a Fifth Grader?
“I think most people will feel educated and smarter” after seeing it.
They elect leaders who aren't afraid of surrounding themselves with those who may be smarter than they are.
Other agencies probably have cooler toys, but we have smarter people.
Last night, it was easy to pick out the smarter man on the stage.
Anyway, he may be out, and if so he will be smarter than I think he is to get me out once I'm inside.
And the more I hinted at how wonderful I thought she was the smarter she began to think I was.
He cried out in blood-curdling fury because other men were smarter than he was.
But even in those days as a callow, trusting youth, he'd been smarter than Boswell.
An' Pee declared that she never saw a smarter thresher in all her born days.
Old English smeortan "be painful," from Proto-Germanic *smarta- (cf. Middle Dutch smerten, Dutch smarten, Old High German smerzan, German schmerzen "to pain," originally "to bite"), from PIE *smerd- "pain," an extension of the root *mer- (2) "to rub; to harm" (cf. Greek smerdnos "terrible, dreadful," Sanskrit mardayati "grinds, rubs, crushes," Latin mordere "to bite"). Related: Smarted; smarting.
late Old English smeart "painful, severe, stinging; causing a sharp pain," related to smeortan (see smart (v.)). Meaning "executed with force and vigor" is from c.1300. Meaning "quick, active, clever" is attested from c.1300, from the notion of "cutting" wit, words, etc., or else "keen in bargaining." Meaning "trim in attire" first attested 1718, "ascending from the kitchen to the drawing-room c.1880" [Weekley]. For sense evolution, cf. sharp (adj.).
In reference to devices, the sense of "behaving as though guided by intelligence" (e.g. smart bomb) first attested 1972. Smarts "good sense, intelligence," is first recorded 1968. Smart cookie is from 1948.
"sharp pain," c.1200, from sharp (adj.). Cf. cognate Middle Dutch smerte, Dutch smart, Old High German smerzo, German Schmerz "pain."
The quality of something ''smarmy'': How to write pet stories, then, while skirting the swamps of smarm? (1937+)