mellowingly

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv mellowingly so as to mellow "the rays of the sun struck the earth mellowingly"
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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
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    “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:

Time, just as it improved the whisky, has improved his wife, and she has a mellower flavor.
"The Wolf's Long Howl" by Stanley Waterloo
What is more mellow than fine old ale?
"White Jacket" by Herman Melville
Young plants are obtained from seed sown in good mellow soil.
"Gardening for the Million" by Alfred Pink
Edd blew a mellow blast from his hunting-horn, and that awoke other and more melodious echoes.
"Tales of lonely trails" by Zane Grey
Finely-cut, mellow sweet apples, sliced bananas, and blueberries may be used in a similar way.
"Science in the Kitchen." by Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
It was one of those perfect days which come after the first rains, mellow and exhilarating.
"Port O' Gold" by Louis John Stellman
The fruit is picked before it is ripe, and is eaten as it becomes mellow.
"The Tinguian" by Fay-Cooper Cole
The querulous voice of Mrs. Mellows came to her, raised in complaint against hooked-behind dresses.
"Out of the Ashes" by Ethel Watts Mumford
We will take the road together through the morning's golden glow, And will dream of those who trod it in the mellowed long ago.
"The California Birthday Book" by Various
And since the soil was warm and mellow, it helped.
"The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming." by Ellen Eddy Shaw
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In poetry:

"O Father! not My will, but Thine be done" -
So spake the Son.
Be this our charm, mellowing Earth's ruder noise
Of griefs and joys:
That we may cling for ever to Thy breast
In perfect rest!
"Wednesday Before Easter" by John Keble
Fountains and Rivulets so clear,
That gush amid the valleys fair,
With soft and mellow ring;
As coming forth from glade and wood
Your babblings whisper "God is good,"
Ye make the vales to sing.
"Creation" by Mary Weston Fordham
And I vowed "'Twill be said
I'm a fortunate fellow,
When the breakfast is spread,
When the topers are mellow,
When the foam of the bride-cake is white,
and the fierce orange-blossoms are yellow!"
"Atalanta In Camden -Town" by Lewis Carroll
I stand within the Abbey walls,
Where soft the slanting sunlight falls
In gleams of mellow grace:
The organ swells, the anthem soars,
And waves of prayerful music pours
Throughout the solemn space.
"Poet’s Corner" by Alfred Austin
In England, centuries of art
Give common things a mellow tone;
And wake old memories in the heart
Of other lives the soul has known;
Yes, other lives in some past age
Start forth from canvas, and from page.
"In England" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Come, Anna! come, and bring thy lute,
That with its tones, so softly sweet,
In cadence with my mellow flute,
We may beguile the noontide heat;
While near the mellow bee shall join,
To raise a harmony divine.
"A Pastoral Song" by Henry Kirke White

In news:

British indie-punk veterans The Wedding Present bring their electrifying sound (and undeniable charisma) to Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop for an energetic live performance on KEXP at SXSW 2012.
Cleo brown the stuff is here and it's mellow viper mad blues.
Mellowed by time and devoted to family, the wild man who was Hank Williams Jr has been tamed.
"Remember that great hit song 'Mellow Yellow' by Donovan way back in 1966".
An answer to why Van Gogh's yellows mellowed.
INTERVIEWS Widowspeak Preview ' Almanac ' LP With Mellow 'Golden' Strummer.
The population is above 550 as of last week, said principal Mellow Lee.
South Londoners Animal Kingdom dish up a fresh batch of mellow alt-rock tunes on their new album The Looking Away.
This is Bam , a sweet, tail wagging, mellow American Bulldog mix who is about three years old.
INTERVIEWS Red Hot Chili Peppers Singles Barrage Takes Mellow Turn on New Seven-Inch.
Mellow Chosen for Board of Directors .
Marley's Mellow Mood (Eric Steuer, Flickr).
A mellow $1 million marijuana campaign.
Mellow vibes prevailed at first annual Coachella festival.
Minimizing the financial cost of Mr Mellow's crimes obscures the fact he squandered the public trust he swore to hold sacred.
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