Christmas, as John Updike writes, is Christianity "at its sweetest."
But when cooked, parsnips have a flavor and consistency that reminds me of the sweetest roast chestnuts.
A former student described her as "the sweetest woman ever" in an online chat.
Indeed, Frazier, who died yesterday at age 67 of liver cancer, was the sweetest and most thoughtful athlete I have ever met.
Wouldn't it be the sweetest thing ever if he picked up a hammer and followed in his dad's footsteps?
I have in my pocket here a letter from the sweetest of women.
The sweetest cottage at twenty pun' a year as I ever set eyes on.
It seemed the sweetest strain to which he had ever listened; and romance and mystery lent it their magic.
Her tears were the idle ones, that are the sweetest tears of all.
And surely of all smells in the world the smell of many trees is sweetest and most satisfying.'
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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.
Great; excellent: sweet deal