And Saul cast the spear; for he said, "I will smite David even to the wall."
If he break the law, any citizen not less than thirty years of age may smite him.
It means utter relaxation of intellectual duty, and God will smite it.
The kiss seemed to Israel to smite his own cheeks like a blow.
Whereupon, alas, the Troopers only smite their sword-handles, driving them further home!
The strength of the Prophet is within him thus to smite the unbelieving pigs.
Come, and let us smite him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.
When Lionel saw this, he alighted from his horse to smite off his head.
Doc Macnooder smote high and low, and then forgot to smite—three strikes and out.
I expected Lorand to smite that fair mouth for this despicable calumny.
"to hit, strike, beat," mid-12c., from Old English smitan, which however is attested only as "to daub, smear on; soil, pollute, blemish, defile" (strong verb, past tense smat, past participle smiten), from Proto-Germanic *smitan (cf. Swedish smita, Danish smide "to smear, fling," Old Frisian smita, Middle Low German and Middle Dutch smiten "to cast, fling," Dutch smijten "to throw," Old High German smizan "to rub, strike," German schmeißen "to cast, fling," Gothic bismeitan "to spread, smear"). "The development of the various senses is not quite clear, but that of throwing is perh. the original one" [OED]. Watkins suggests "the semantic channel may have been slapping mud on walls in wattle and daub construction" and connects it with PIE *sme- "to smear;" Klein's sources also say this.
Sense of "slay in combat" (c.1300) is from Biblical expression smite to death, first attested c.1200. Meaning "visit disastrously" is mid-12c., also Biblical. Meaning "strike with passion or emotion" is from c.1300.