And the remembered perfume of power has never smelled so sweet.
To Hitchcock, this is not a sweet wire from an old colleague but a condolence letter on the occasion of his own death.
Abdi was someone that the fans were rooting for and it was a great, sweet moment at the end of a long ride of creativity.
Labs are known for their sweet temperaments, not their intelligence, and many of them are, to put it politely, not too bright.
In the morning grave, dignified and sweet, at noon laughing, capricious, at evening whatever one least expected.
How sweet and pastoral are these cool resting-places in the heart of the Vosges!
The half hysterical screams of their Lilies were sweet compensation.
There was an ineffable mingling of love and sorrow on the sweet countenance.
If only her dear Priscilla, and the sweet children, had been here!
This pudding may be served with a wine or sweet sauce (see Sauces).
We're going out to dinner? Sweet!
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.
: a bunch of mealy-mouthed wimps who'd break bread with Adolf fucking Hitler if it meant some kind of rating during sweeps week
Audience ratings and their announcement: She plans to stay through the May ratings ''sweeps'' (1980s+ Television)
[perhaps fr sweepstakes]