Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


It was like rolling the honied tang of a cordial beneath his tongue.

But, as we have seen, honied is found in Milton; and Shakespeare also uses it in Hen.

One would have said he had watched the honied meals of many butterflies.

Why have I listened to the honied silver of your seducing accents?

"That gown is perfect on you," she remarked in honied accents.

She leans forward, and her ear drinks in his honied words; as her head is supported by her snowy arm.

Tis hard for fly, in such a honied flood, To use her eyes, far more her wings or feet.

The Losengour or pleasant flatterer was too lightly believed, and honied words made more harmful the deceitful error.

And so he managed those children of a larger growth, to whose ears his lips distilled the honied eloquence of Sunday exhortation.

Mellitum venenum, blanda oratio—A flattering speech is honied poison.