Prepositions after "smack"

"smack of" or "smack in"?

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    In 53% of cases smack of is used
    It would have smacked of collusion.
    It smacks of your desire for your pound of flesh.
    No wonder the catlicks are against anything that remotely smacks of kinky.
    Given the escalating troubles we are facing on spaceship Earth it smacks of fiddling while Rome burns.
    The reader may be of the opinion that this all smacked of a monopoly of club life, but this was not so.
    Anyhow it smacks of inadequacy and very poor PR when you cant find a contact us and phone number on a website.
    This argument which smacks of a system of absolute monarchy will take Perak and the country backwards rather than forward.
    I was disappointed in that question about MySchools though, because it smacked of a Teacher's Federation plant, the little swot.
    Boohoohoo! Whenever you hear a new artist say they don't want to be famous, it often smacks of insincerity but for many it's true.
    You're right, though, in that it absolutely smacks of resentment and fuels the inaccurate paradigm that you're correctly questioning.

    In 20% of cases smack in is used
    I was looking right smack into the Sun.
    Fat Jimmy's is right smack in the middle of everything.
    Right, smack in the middle of the Tenderloin is Judy Rogers ' Zuni Cafe.
    Right smack in the middle of the living room is a huge stack of dirty dishes.
    Right smack in the center is a half globe of lights emitting chandelier sunshine.
    The hotel was right smack in the middle of the Central Business District and it is easy to get every where.
    You'll find yourself smack in the middle of Frano Milos ' coastal vineyards, where his family has been making wine for 500 years.
    Around the hotel One of the main advantages of this hotel is its location right smack in the Sudirman CBD and within the fX Lifestyle Mall itself.
    It was reported in 2011 that a proposal to outlaw parental smacking in the Australian Capital Territory (Canberra) was overwhelmingly rejected by residents.
    smack in the middle of it, though, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released its latest report on Iran that recorded an increase in the number of uranium enrichment centrifuges.

    In 9% of cases smack into is used
    I was looking right smack into the Sun.
    In those moments the truck smacks into Mo and the girl he is with knocking them flying into the air.
    The ball smacks into them so hard that the atoms in the air molecules actually fuse with the atoms in the ball's surface.
    I've smacked into one buck, but it wasn't hurt too badly (it ran off limping ), and I've had like 500 deer run in front of my car out of the blue.

    In 4% of cases smack by is used
    I would rather be smacked by the Enormous Black C*ck of Truth, while being called a b*tch, than have some a$$wipe with no clue pat me on the head.

    In 4% of cases smack on is used
    If golfers keep losing their golf balls even when they know it landed right smack on the fairway, they are not going to be very impressed with the golf course.

    In 2% of cases smack as is used
    I was smacked as a child (not very often, and mainly when I was under 5: a tap to the btm or back of leg) - and I never resented it.

    In 2% of cases smack for is used
    All of the comments supporting making smacking for correction a criminal offence apply equally to the case to ban the sale of alcoholic drinks (drinking is bad, hurts people, etc).

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