We then say that the classic does not satisfy us, and that the "Grecian cloys us with his perfectness."
A too constant man is like an overstrong sweet: he cloys us.
This fruit is most refreshing—but it's curious how it cloys on you!
And Brian had found in Joan's face the vigor of sweetness, not the kind that cloys.
It was an exquisite vigor of sweetness, not in the least the kind that cloys.
She was not like a song—even your sweetest song—which, heard too often, cloys, its phrases dropping to senseless notes.
A perfect day in April far excels a perfect day in June, because it provokes and stimulates while the latter sates and cloys.
"weary by too much, fill to loathing, surfeit," 1520s, from Middle English cloyen "hinder movement, encumber" (late 14c.), a shortening of accloyen (early 14c.), from Old French encloer "to fasten with a nail, grip, grasp," figuratively "to hinder, check, stop, curb," from Late Latin inclavare "drive a nail into a horse's foot when shoeing," from Latin clavus "a nail" (see slot (n.2)).
Accloye is a hurt that cometh of shooing, when a Smith driveth a nail in the quick, which make him to halt. [Edward Topsell, "The History of Four-footed Beasts," 1607]The figurative meaning "fill to a satiety, overfill" is attested for accloy from late 14c. Related: Cloyed; cloying.