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The story they embody is a cloying, haphazard, and exposition-heavy mess.
I find fruity, rather than sweet, is a more reliable guide — after all, ripe fruit tastes sweet, and wines can taste ripe without being cloying.
Majella finds herself constantly contending with cloying expressions of sympathy she doesn’t want.
The Adagio is very fine in its way, but such is its cloying sweetness that one longs for something bracing and active.
They were so spicy, so woodsy, so redolent of a fine sweetness that had no cloying element in it.
The fawning of Society begins to pall after a week's experience of its cloying sweetness.
He swerved around cloying drifts of snow, he avoided holding ruts, he picked the icy sweeps of the road.
Following these lines, in his early piece, came others disfigured by cloying touches of the kind too common in his love-scenes.
KEATSSIDNEY COLVIN
"Not with all of them; they will find some hitherto untasted, but just as cloying in the end," remarked Gordon.
A TOP-FLOOR IDYLGEORGE VAN SCHAICK
"There was a certain honeyed sweetness about it that was almost cloying," grinned Bert.

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