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

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SWEETER

A sweeter music, born of the motions of my own spirit, fills my whole hearing.

Oh, there had been moments all the sweeter and more poignant because they had been so fleeting.

Their flesh was said to be sweeter, juicier, and more tender than the best beef.

The transaction by any name would smell no sweeter, Calendar.

Father's a sweeter singer than ever; you'd never have forgotten it, if you'd aheard him just now.'

No sweeter inn could be found in all Nottinghamshire than that of the Blue Boar.

In all the Confederacy no houseful went to sleep that night in sweeter content.

But what could be sweeter for use in one of our regular atomic motors?

This sort of bread is sweeter, of a more innocent taste, and far easier of digestion, than bread baked the common way in ovens.

I feel that there should be something warmer and sweeter and more comforting.

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.

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