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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SWEET

It is sweet and refreshing to pursue our old subjects of discourse.

But sweet beyond words had been this speech from the bartender.

But in her sweet way she had given him her woman's aftermath of love.

It has all been very sweet, but it will also be sweet to loaf awhile.

Lift up your sweet face, my best child, my own Clarissa Harlowe!

This has been such a sweet, happy wedding that we mustn't spoil its gladness.

She and Jessica remained in each other's arms for a long, sweet moment.

Hester lifted her, and held her to kiss the sweet white face.

Sweet Prince, tell me again of thy palace by the Lake of Como.

I have crowns in my pouch, my sweet, and I mean to spend them.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English swete "pleasing to the senses, mind or feelings," from Proto-Germanic *swotijaz (cf. Old Saxon swoti, Swedish söt, Danish sød, Middle Dutch soete, Dutch zoet, Old High German swuozi, German süß), from PIE root *swad- "sweet, pleasant" (Sanskrit svadus "sweet;" Greek hedys "sweet, pleasant, agreeable," hedone "pleasure;" Latin suavis "sweet," suadere "to advise," properly "to make something pleasant to").

To be sweet on someone is first recorded 1690s. Sweet-talk (v.) dates from 1935; earliest uses seem to refer to conversation between black and white in segregated U.S. Sweet sixteen first recorded 1767. Sweet dreams as a parting to one going to sleep is attested from 1898, short for sweet dreams to you, etc. Sweet and sour in cooking is from 1723 and not originally of oriental food.

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