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honey-sweet

[huhn-ee-sweet] /ˈhʌn iˈswit/
adjective
1.
sweet as honey.
Origin of honey-sweet
1000
before 1000; Middle English hony sweete, Old English hunig swēte
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  • Now, after a spring cleaning patterned after Mrs. Marshall's, she and honey-sweet again took up quarters there.

    Honey-Sweet Edna Turpin
  • The breeze that came from the mountains of Mull was honey-sweet with heather smell.

    The Washer of the Ford Fiona Macleod
  • "To hear you with, father," Patty replied, with honey-sweet voice and eyes that blazed.

    The Story Of Waitstill Baxter By Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • The sounds it emitted were right pleasing, honey-sweet, and silver-toned.

    Great Singers, Second Series George T. Ferris
  • No one ever rowed past this way in his black ship, before he had listened to the honey-sweet singing of our lips.

    The Eagle's Nest John Ruskin
  • Mrs. Patterson petted her and made dainty frocks for honey-sweet.

    Honey-Sweet Edna Turpin
  • I have sometimes picked a wrinkled, twisted pear and found it honey-sweet at the heart.

    The Proud Prince Justin Huntly McCarthy
  • Before we go to luncheon, I want to know if honey-sweet's mother approves of her.

    Honey-Sweet Edna Turpin
  • Lois opened her mouth to receive the bitter draught and then stretched out her arms for honey-sweet.

    Honey-Sweet Edna Turpin
  • We don't answer people that speak to us like that, do we, honey-sweet?

    Honey-Sweet Edna Turpin
British Dictionary definitions for honey-sweet

honey-sweet

adjective
1.
sweet or endearing
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