mellowing

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mellowing the process of becoming mellow
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Quotations

  • Washington Irving
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    “Temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.”
  • Woody Allen
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    “I don't respond well to mellow, you know what I mean, I have a tendency to... if I get too mellow, I ripen and then rot.”
  • Jennifer Capriati
    Jennifer Capriati
    “You have to block everything out and be extremely focused and be relaxed and mellow too.”
  • Washington Irving
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    “A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.”

Usage

In literature:

He turned back to the fire and held out his hands before the mellow blaze.
"The Forest Runners" by Joseph A. Altsheler
He had a soft, mellow laugh that crinkled up the corners of his mouth, and made his eyes shine.
"The Free Rangers" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The bugler leaped to his feet and blew a long and mellow note.
"The Hosts of the Air" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The courthouse clock rang out one single deep mellow clang.
"The Day of the Beast" by Zane Grey
It was a mellow and satisfied laugh.
"The Texan Star" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Nothing mellows the heart like sorrow; nothing so softens the obduracy of our natures as experience.
"The Memories of Fifty Years" by William H. Sparks
The gas was turned down low, but a mellow radiance filled the place.
"The Fatal Glove" by Clara Augusta Jones Trask
His voice was indulgent and gentle, with that mellow richness of tone peculiar to the negro.
"Atlantic Monthly,Volume 14, No. 82, August, 1864" by Various
Dig in a good body of manure, and provide a mellow seed-bed.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
For a great deal will be mellowed away in a year, that would be ungratefully strong in three months.
"The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened" by Kenelm Digby
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In poetry:

Yes, this, and more! but not,
Ah, 'tis not what in youth we dreamed 'twould be!
'Tis not to have our life
Mellowed and softened as with sunset-glow,
A golden day's decline!
"Growing Old" by Matthew Arnold
A-bask in the mellow beauty of the ripening sun,
Sad with the lingering sense of summer's purpose done,
The shorn and searing fields stretch from me one by one
Along the creek.
"Fulfilment" by Cale Young Rice
What grace has summer
Better that can suit? What gift can autumn
Bring us more to please? Red of blown roses,
Mellow tints of fruit, Never can be fairer,
Sweeter than are these.
"Sufficient" by Ina Donna Coolbrith
But clear
The mellow tone of mingled notes,
Triumph and sorrow made one spirit, floats
To my prophetic ear;
That is their music echoing, echoing still
From our remembering hill.
"The Carillon" by John Le Gay Brereton
"Ah! how it does my drooping heart rejoice,
When in the hall I hear thy mellow voice!
How would that voice exceed the village bell,
Wouldst thou but sing, 'I like thee passing well!'
"Colemira. A Culinary Eclogue" by William Shenstone
Like music heard in mellow chime,
The charm of her transforming time
Upon my senses steals
As softly as from sunny walls,
In day's decline, their shadow falls
Across the sleeping fields.
"Autumn-Time" by Hattie Howard

In news:

Oktoberfests, hikes, and other outdoorsy to-dos mark Lake Tahoe 's most mellow season.
Stop by the downtown Mellow Mushroom after Comedy Fest shows.
Credeur comes off mellow, with a dry wit.
Marley 's Mellow Mood (Eric Steuer, Flickr).
Marley 's Mellow Mood is promoted to reduce stress.
Posts Tagged ' mellow mushroom pizza.
Government seeks two-year prison sentence for Mellow .
Mellow name looks likely to stay.
Rebecca Cross - 'super mellow '.
Tis the season to be mellow .
A Mellow Day on the Nation's Mall.
Nicole Richie's Boho-Chic Style: Not-So- Mellow Yellow.
INTERVIEWS Jack White's First Solo Single Is Surprisingly Mellow .
Mediation program raises Palo Alto's ' mellow /Yelp' score.
Posts Tagged 'mellow mushroom pizza.
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