sweetness

Definitions

  • "How sweet she would look!"
    "How sweet she would look!"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sweetness the quality of giving pleasure "he was charmed by the sweetness of her manner","the pleasantness of a cool breeze on a hot summer day"
    • n sweetness a pleasingly sweet olfactory property
    • n sweetness the property of tasting as if it contains sugar
    • n sweetness the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth
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Additional illustrations & photos:

It took ten million feet of glass thread, and Eulaly will look real sweet in it It took ten million feet of glass thread, and Eulaly will look real sweet in it
Sweet Peas Sweet Peas
Home, Sweet Home Home, Sweet Home
A SWEET LITTLE DEAR A SWEET LITTLE DEAR
Sweet and Low' by the quartette party always brought forth rounds of applause Sweet and Low' by the quartette party always brought forth rounds of applause
SWEET LITTLE THINGS SWEET LITTLE THINGS
How perfectly sweet How perfectly sweet
Sweet Birch. Black Birch. Cherry Birch Sweet Birch. Black Birch. Cherry Birch

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In October 1973, Swedish sweet maker Roland Ohisson of Falkenberg was buried in a coffin made of nothing but chocolate
    • n Sweetness The quality or state of being sweet (in any sense of the adjective); gratefulness to the taste or to the smell; agreeableness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Another name for licorice is "Sweet Wood" or "Spanish Juice."
    • n sweetness The quality of being sweet, in any sense.
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Quotations

  • Seneca
    Seneca
    “Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember.”
  • Antonin Dvorak
    Antonin Dvorak
    “Mozart is sweet sunshine.”
  • Lord Alfred Tennyson
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    “Sweet is true love that is given in vain, and sweet is death that takes away pain.”
  • Jean Jacques Rousseau
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    “Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”
  • Horace
    Horace
    “It is a sweet and seemly thing to die for one's country.”
  • William Wordsworth
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    “In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts bring sad thoughts to the mind.”

Idioms

Home sweet home - This is said when one is pleased to be back at one's own home.
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Revenge is sweet - When you are happy to be proved right, then you know that revenge is sweet.
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Sweet as a gumdrop - This means that something or someone is very nice or pretty.
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Sweet tooth - If you have a sweet tooth, you like eating food with sugar in it.
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Sweet-talk - If you sweet-talk someone, you use persuasion and charm to get what you want.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. swētness,

Usage

In literature:

She tasted the sweets of rebellion and disobedience.
"The Portion of Labor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
None save Dudley Stackpole himself was ever to have a true appreciation of the utter sweetness of that cleansing flood, nor he for long.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
He wondered if his sweet mother were well.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
His belief in her was such a sweet thing.
"The Eternal City" by Hall Caine
I will introduce you to my sweet, sweet friend, whom I am always talking to you of.
"Henrietta Temple A Love Story" by Benjamin Disraeli
And so it was with this sweet woman, whose feelings grow under the pen.
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli
The little bright creatures were singing sweetly, but Edith did not heed their songs.
"Eventide" by Effie Afton
His pale face was sweet and solemn.
"Wayside Courtships" by Hamlin Garland
Like his father, he sniffed the sweet-smelling breezes.
"The Best Short Stories of 1915" by Various
Sweetly as she always sang, I had never heard her sing so sweetly before.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
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In poetry:

She has virgins many,
Fresh and fair;
Yet you are
More sweet than any.
"To Violets" by Robert Herrick
Jesu, my Belovèd,
Come to me alone;
In Thy sweet embraces
Make me all Thine own.
"Homo Factus Est" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
And thou shalt be fulfilled
With all sweet things unwilled:
So best
God loves to jest
"Any Saint" by Francis Thompson
My patient God, forgive!
Praying Thy pardon sweet
I lay a lonely heart
Before Thy feet.
"Mea Culpa" by Anna Johnston MacManus
And feels her breast turn sweet
With the unconceived wheat;
So doth
My flesh foreloathe
"To The Dead Cardinal Of Westminster" by Francis Thompson
Alone in desert dreary,
A bird with folded wings
Beholds the waste about her,
And sweetly, sweetly sings.
"In The Wilderness" by Morris Rosenfeld

In news:

Most are sweet treats to enjoy post-dinner.
And Florida back in the Sweet 16 for the first time since winning the second of two titles four years ago.
America's sweet tooth is growing.
Ducks are sweet, funny little creatures.
If you like your barbecue sauce sweet and smoky like they do in Kansas City, this condiment is for you.
It seems well trained and exhibits a sweet demeanor.
Cory Massi fronted Sweet Crude for two and a half years with the same lineup, but less than two months ago things changed drastically for the frontman.
Maria McLeod's first collegiate goal was a sweet one for the Bemidji State soccer team.
High-quality, built-to-order fashions by a sweet-as-pie Brazillian designer.
A Six Year Old's Scary But Sweet Birthday Cake .
Sweet dog, gave a bath, fed it and I hope to find the owners.
It's sweet food for a sweet season.
What sweet, sweet indie folk and Americana Hunter Paye creates.
They rocked on albums like Back Down to Earth, It's a Lonely Planet and Oh the Sweet, Sweet Changes.
For the SERIOUS sweet tooth , or is it sweet FANG.
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In science:

It is also plausible that the WR sweet spot is produced, in part, by the relative strength of free-free emission for particular subtypes, which could be the cause of the enhanced detection rate of WC types in this subspace.
Red Eyes on Wolf-Rayet Stars: 60 New Discoveries via Infrared Color Selection
Whatever the case, it should be noted that representatives from most WN and WC subtypes are found within the WR sweet spot, which suggests that there is no exclusive subtype bias in this particular color space with respect to the broader color space.
Red Eyes on Wolf-Rayet Stars: 60 New Discoveries via Infrared Color Selection
However, most of the WC8–9 stars that we have found lie in the WR sweet spot.
Red Eyes on Wolf-Rayet Stars: 60 New Discoveries via Infrared Color Selection
By selecting WR candidates from a smaller color space of the “WR sweet spot,” which contains significantly fewer Be stars, we experienced a detection rate of >50%.
Red Eyes on Wolf-Rayet Stars: 60 New Discoveries via Infrared Color Selection
The “sweet spot” for this hybrid geometry in the current pro ject is found with the crossover at 80% of the way between the entrance and exit.
Correction of Optical Aberrations in Elliptic Neutron Guides
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