Honey-sweet

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Honey-sweet Sweet as honey.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n honey-sweet The meadow-sweet, Spiræa ulmaria.
    • honey-sweet Sweet as honey.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Honey-sweet sweet as honey
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Quotations

  • Ghose Aurobindo
    Ghose Aurobindo
    “The fly that touches honey cannot use it's wings; so too the soul that clings to spiritual sweetness ruins it's freedom and hinders contemplation.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hunig; Ger. honig, Ice. hunang.

Usage

In literature:

Smell sweet as honey; shine lak she jus' made to-day.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
The air was honey-sweet and dripping with bird-song.
"The Wizard's Daughter and Other Stories" by Margaret Collier Graham
The Colonel, when application was made to him, was as sweet as honey.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
But though the honey taste wuz sweet, an' though the wine wuz strong, Yet ef I lost the sun an' air, I couldn't git along.
"Something Else Again" by Franklin P. Adams
Some of the Sweet Harveys were almost as sweet as honey; at least, I thought so then.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
There may be honey-pots hid in these rocks, and I am a beast you know, that has a hankering for the sweets.
"The Last of the Mohicans" by James Fenimore Cooper
There is a type of woman the lightest touch of whose hand is subtler and more sweet than the most honeyed kisses of others.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
But the jam was just as good, the honey and sugar as sweet, and the white cap just as clean and nice to sit on.
"Dick and His Cat and Other Tales" by Various
Miss Salome's jes' so sweet that honey can't tech 'er.
"The Love Story of Abner Stone" by Edwin Carlile Litsey
I could eat these; and thus they pleased the boy as much as the honey-sweet flowers that gave rise to them now please the man.
"Getting Acquainted with the Trees" by J. Horace McFarland
Let me go, and I will bring you some nice, sweet honey to eat.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
Jesus, sweet Jesus, my darling, my life, my light, my balm, my honey-drop!...
"Religion & Sex" by Chapman Cohen
But when she spoke again her voice was as sweet as honey.
"The Tale of Old Dog Spot" by Arthur Scott Bailey
The honey in this pot was once a wasp's nest, but since being transformed it has become sweet and delicious.
"The Tin Woodman of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
Flesh white, tender, not very juicy, almost melting, with a honeyed sweet flavor.
"The Apple" by Various
And then sweet-natured, honey-haired little Lottie did a violent thing.
"The Water Eater" by Win Marks
But all this was not sufficient for happiness: it was like sucking the honey through the glass, to dream of so much sweetness.
"Hungarian Sketches in Peace and War" by Mór Jókai
Had her voice been strong enough, she might have got concert engagements, it was so honey-sweet, so exquisitely trained.
"The Brightener" by C. N. Williamson
I did so, and the taste was sweet as honey.
"Moody's Stories" by Dwight Lyman Moody
Foraging party brought in twenty-five bushels sweet potatoes, four hogs, a hive of honey and two loads of corn.
"An Artilleryman's Diary" by Jenkin Lloyd Jones
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In poetry:

But yesterday!...
O blooms of May,
And summer roses--Where-away?
O stars above,
And lips of love
And all the honeyed sweets thereof!
"Blooms Of May" by James Whitcomb Riley
Rock'd on Mamma's heaving breast,
Heaving like the pearly deep,
Hugg'd to that sweet, honey rest,
Sleep, little baby, sleep,
Baby sleep.
"Baby Song" by James Avis Bartley
And the May came on in her charms,
With a twinkle of rustling feet;
Blooms stormed from her luminous arms,
And honey of smiles that were sweet.
"Anticipation" by Madison Julius Cawein
Pale is the cheek of polish'd texture,
Where once the rose of Summer smil'd ;
And those sweet lips where Love resided,
Are of their honey'd store beguil'd.
"The Last Adieu" by Laura Sophia Temple
Those dear, rosy lips--tho' I never caressed them(?)--
Are as sweet as the wild honey-dew;
Your cheeks--all the angels in Heaven have blessed them,
But not one is as lovely as you.
"To Mollie" by Hanford Lennox Gordon
Tell them that the summer's over,
Over mignonette and clover;
Oh, speak low and very low!
Say that he was blithe and bonny,
Good as gold and sweet as honey,
All too late the roses blow!
"Telling the Bees: (For Edward Tennant)" by Katharine Tynan

In news:

You have 20 relatives due to arrive in about an hour and you're halfway through making the glazed sweet potatoes when you realize you don't have any honey.
P&G's Trickle-Up Success: Sweet as Honey .
Blake Shelton Tastes Sweet Success With "Honey Bee".
Apples dipped in honey, symbols of a sweet year to come, are a traditional part of the Rosh Hashana celebration.
Written from the heart, Lex Land's latest collection of songs builds on what critics have dubbed "honey-sweet rock".
For me the past is always sweet like honey.
Check out this performance of " Puppy Love " and "Sweet as Honey" in the WRLT studio.
There will be apples dipped in honey, symbolic of the sweet year ahead.
That's why I was pumped to learn that LUNA is making a salty sweet bar: Peanut Honey Pretzel.
Delicious Salmon Packets The combination of savory, Dale's seasoning , spicy Dijon mustard and sweet honey make a delicious glaze for the salmon and veggies.
Little Colds Honey Elixir is a nonmedicated treatment for cough and sore throat that contains honey and other ingredients for a sweet taste that is easier for children to tolerate.
A sweet, tangy and salty mixture of soy sauce, rice vinegar and honey does double-duty as marinade and sauce.
This sweet-and-sour spinach side dish gets its satisfying flavor from the combination of honey and sherry vinegar that's drizzled on top.
(The salty aspect is derived from the blue cheese and the sweet taste comes from the recipe's blueberries and honey.
'Day Of Honey': The Unifying Sweetness Of Food.
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