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It also adds emotional stakes to the comfortable domesticity of her world, which prevents it from getting cloying.
Pays d'Oc, France, $19The semi-sweet designation gave me pause, but this wine is well-made in the style and not at all as cloying as some sweet reds that are not as transparent in their labeling.
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

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