- A smudge of blood marked the pure whiteness of the paper and then the force made Kerri write the letter I and then the letter D and then O and she eventually spelt the words I, don't and only.
- So, Alex came in and helped me clean all of the smudges and smears off (also, my chin, neck, arm).
- The walls were a crisp, clean white with no smudges or marks anywhere at all and a deep blue carpet covered the floor.
- The lower smudge of light is from the nucleus at the centre of the Andromeda galaxy.
- The patent illustrations are similarly greatly improved, beautiful, with clear lines, and missing the distracting streaks and smudges which are so often found on patent images.
- The outpost sat on the horizon, a black smudge with streaks of pink and orange in the sky behind it.
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- She wiped the tears away, being careful not to smudge the ocher make-up from her eyes, a tip she had taken from the old Egyptians.
- She wiped her nose and smudged her eye liner and hated herself.
- Taking her hand stained with red she smudged blood across both her cheeks.
- My eyes are very deep-set, and become more so the older I get, so anything that smudges, flakes or clumps drives me mad.
- For the first time in my life, I couldn't care less that my mascara was smudging, or that my eyes would be all red and puffy.
- I knew I must've looked terrible, my mascara smudged, my eyes swollen and red, my nose all runny.
- The forms smudge and blur, become lost in diffuse clouds of tone; the images are elusive - inviting speculative engagement.
- The ink was smudged and smeared beyond recognition.
- The unfortunate problem with the pages is that the ink easily smears and smudges.
late Middle English (as a verb in the sense 'soil, stain'): of unknown origin. The noun dates from the late 18th century.
- Example sentences
- She presses her nose against the smudgeless glass to watch them eat.
- If you want to label a disk, be sure to use only a smudgeless, felt-tip pen.
- This acid-free ink produces high-quality, smudgeless printing.
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mid 18th century (in the sense 'suffocating smoke'): of unknown origin; related to obsolete smudge 'cure herring by smoking', of obscure origin.
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