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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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Examples from the Web for honey-sweet
Historical Examples
  • honey-sweet were her words, but those who trusted them found sorrow at hand.

  • Nothing in an English wood so honey-sweet as his otock otock tock!

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

    The Washer of the Ford Fiona Macleod
  • The sounds it emitted were right pleasing, honey-sweet, and silver-toned.

    Great Singers, Second Series George T. Ferris
  • Before we go to luncheon, I want to know if honey-sweet's mother approves of her.

    Honey-Sweet

    Edna Turpin
  • Meanwhile, Anne and honey-sweet were the centre of an admiring group.

    Honey-Sweet

    Edna Turpin
  • Lois gave a cry of delight when Anne came in with honey-sweet.

    Honey-Sweet

    Edna Turpin
  • Mommer asked her if she'd take her medicine for honey-sweet and she said 'Yes.'

    Honey-Sweet

    Edna Turpin
  • Mrs. Patterson petted her and made dainty frocks 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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