Be sweet on


  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Be sweet on to be in love with
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. swéte; Ger. süsz, Gr. hēdys, L. suavis, sweet, Sans. svad, to taste.


In literature:

Death was written on her sweet face, and it could not be far off.
"Jeff Benson, or the Young Coastguardsman" by R.M. Ballantyne
There are some sweet spots on Goat Island, where you can meditate and be alone.
"Diary in America, Series One" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
I would sleep on the bare floor by her side rather than not be with her, sweet dear.
"Won from the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
An effort should be made to grow sweet clover on all infertile hillsides that are lying bare.
"Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement" by Alva Agee
Be sure to keep all seed from developing on the Sweet Peas.
"Amateur Gardencraft" by Eben E. Rexford
She is far too fair for the first sweetness of her youth to be wasted on a clumsy clown.
"The Proud Prince" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
And by the rules of your own game, I have a right selfishly to insist on your being always sweet and wonderful to me, and to me alone.
"Eve to the Rescue" by Ethel Hueston
May the sweets which thou hast lavished on us be showered upon thee ten thousand fold!
"Adventures in the Rifle Brigade, in the Peninsula, France, and the Netherlands" by Captain J. Kincaid
If they accused her of being "sweet on the bloody Englishman" she laughed.
"They of the High Trails" by Hamlin Garland
Pigs can be very cheaply raised on the sweet variety of this plant.
"The Hawaiian Islands" by The Department of Foreign Affairs
Sweets a-plenty were to be passed around on the shore, with barrels of drinks.
"Mayflower (Flor de mayo)" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
To pretend to be so is only to encroach on woman's sweet and noble prerogative, and to assume her great virtue.
"Blackwoods Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 366, April, 1846" by Various
Let ice lemonade be served, each glass having a sweet flower floating on its surface.
"Breakfasts and Teas" by Paul Pierce
He did not move; no wonder; gorged on sweets, Rube had neither power nor inclination to be gone.
"Belford's Magazine, Volume II, No. 8, January, 1889" by Various
Do not be jealous, sweet one, of this Lady of mine who bears us on her bosom so meekly and submissively.
"The Serapion Brethren," by Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann
It was so sweet to be the very centre of Mabel's adoration, to be placed on a pinnacle, and loved with such rapturous devotion.
"A Fourth Form Friendship" by Angela Brazil
He should be driven out on the spot, Seigneur Seneschal of Sweet-Marjoram!
"The Iron Pincers" by Eugène Sue
Neither did she neglect music, so far as it became a princess, being able to sing sweetly, and play handsomely on the lute.
"Lives of Celebrated Women" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
The sweet-william is said by Forster to be so named from flowering on St William's Day, 25th June.
"Springtime and Other Essays" by Francis Darwin
The sweets should be placed on the table, fruit also.
"Manners and Rules of Good Society" by Anonymous

In poetry:

But, ah, this image is too kind
To be other than a dream!
Cruel Sacharissa's mind
Never put on that sweet extreme.
"Song - Say, Lovely Dream" by Edmund Waller
Unmoved at all I have to meet
On life's tempestuous sea;
Hard, shall be easy; bitter, sweet,
So I may follow thee.
"Peter Walking Upon The Water" by John Newton
But when with th' other I embrace,
Though she be not a queen,
Methinks 'tis sweet with such a lass
To tumble on the green.
"Songs Set To Music: 14. Set" by Matthew Prior
Her smile is so sweet as a beäby's
Young smile on his mother,
Her eyes be as bright as the dew drop
A-shed in the Spring.
"In The Spring" by William Barnes
No more to my yearning breast
Shall that sweet mouth be prest,
No more on my arm
Nestled up warm
Shall my fair darling rest:
"The Mother's Lament" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
That marked the fishing hamlet's end,
And felt the breeze against us spend
Its gentle force. Ah, sweet to be
On Truro sands!
"On Truro Sands" by Oscar Fay Adams

In news:

This guy was calling play by play for another game when he got the news his son would be moving on to the Sweet Sixteen.
The sweet justice that comes from the high voltage electric charge of a taser can be so entertaining – especially when there's a royal douchebag on the receiving end.
Depending on their origin and time of harvest, Rieslings vary from dry to very sweet, but are prized for being well-balanced, not cloying.
The real Kate Winslet may not be nearly as sweet as her on screen persona.
First introduced on Swisher Sweets Wine Cigarillos, the new Sealed -Fresh packaging proved to be a huge success among retailers and customers.
A memorial service will be conducted at 4 pm on Saturday, Oct 6, in Sweet Haven Church, Rockingham, with Pastor Mitchell Roller Officiating.
Burnt Hills football coach Matt Shell , who guided the Spartans to a 40-20 victory over Sweet Home Friday in the state Class A final at the Carrier Dome, is scheduled to be a guest on "Section II Showcase" on 104.5 FM ESPN Radio.
Southern candied sweet potato casserole with pecan streusel will be a sweet spot on your Thanksgiving menu.
Peel back the skin and take a bite: sweet, sticky, luscious, rich — this would be killer on a toasted bagel, but it's just as good on its own.
What looked like quick and sweet victory early on turned out to be a long, dreadful night for the St Joseph High girls volleyball team.
These sweet flower treats may be teeny-tiny but you'll find plenty of pixie patriotism on the ingredients list.
Sweet Rose Creamery's Shiho Yoshikawa has what may be the coolest, most enviable job title on the planet: Ice Cream Chef.
Even someone who ingests indecent quantities of sugar on a daily basis, as I do, understands that certain things can be too sweet .
And just as Sweet Basil has been on PX's menu since day 1, Thrasher hopes this one to still be on TNT 's 10 years from now.
You may be thinking about hitting the sweet highway, but odds are you won't come close to wearing down the tread on your tires as much as one couple did when they made the long, long trek from China to South Africa in 2010.