But when cooked, parsnips have a flavor and consistency that reminds me of the sweetest roast chestnuts.
Indeed, Frazier, who died yesterday at age 67 of liver cancer, was the sweetest and most thoughtful athlete I have ever met.
And my parents had about the sweetest spare bedroom you could imagine: right on top of a subway stop in the middle of Manhattan.
Christmas, as John Updike writes, is Christianity "at its sweetest."
Donatella Versace, I've heard she's the sweetest, nicest, kindest person in the entire world.
I have in my pocket here a letter from the sweetest of women.
Ah, I wish I could think so; it is the sweetest countenance!
It seemed the sweetest strain to which he had ever listened; and romance and mystery lent it their magic.
The song-birds of Earth gathered about her and sang their sweetest songs.
And surely of all smells in the world the smell of many trees is sweetest and most satisfying.'
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]