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It also adds emotional stakes to the comfortable domesticity of her world, which prevents it from getting cloying.Celebrating Ramona Quimby’s enduring appeal, in honor of Beverly Cleary|Constance Grady|March 26, 2021|Vox
Pays d'Oc, France, $19The semi-sweet designation gave me pause, but this wine is well-made in the style and not at all as cloying as some sweet reds that are not as transparent in their labeling.These 3 delicious wines are kosher for Passover and start at $12|Dave McIntyre|March 12, 2021|Washington Post
The story they embody is a cloying, haphazard, and exposition-heavy mess.Sia's Golden Globe-Nominated Music Isn’t Just Offensive. It’s Also Bad Art—and the Distinction Matters|Sarah Kurchak|February 25, 2021|Time
I find fruity, rather than sweet, is a more reliable guide — after all, ripe fruit tastes sweet, and wines can taste ripe without being cloying.The new wine rules: Drink what you like with what you want to eat|Dave McIntyre|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
Majella finds herself constantly contending with cloying expressions of sympathy she doesn’t want.
And sure, this product—made from French vodka—is cloying in its sweetness.The Appeal of Cinnabon Vodka and the Rise of Flavored Vodkas|Daniel Gross|November 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
After all, The Selfish Giant is one of the most cloying works in literature.Charles Dickens' Enduring Insights on Human Loss and Suffering|David Frum|February 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Cranberry sauce should be sweet but not cloying, and tart without causing pucker and anguish.
This is not to suggest Ann is cloying or offputtingly perfect.Michelle Obama’s Democratic Convention Speech: What She Needs to Do|Michelle Cottle|September 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He has also drawn remarkable performances from the child actors, who always seem expressive and believable, never cloying.‘Monsieur Lazhar’ Tackles Immigration in Imaginative Canadian Film|Stephen Farber|April 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The Adagio is very fine in its way, but such is its cloying sweetness that one longs for something bracing and active.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician|Frederick Niecks
They were so spicy, so woodsy, so redolent of a fine sweetness that had no cloying element in it.The Camp Fire Girls at the End of the Trail|Margaret Vandercook
The fawning of Society begins to pall after a week's experience of its cloying sweetness.Mr. Punch's History of Modern England Vol. IV of IV.|Charles L. Graves
He swerved around cloying drifts of snow, he avoided holding ruts, he picked the icy sweeps of the road.The Boy Scouts of Lakeville High|Leslie W. Quirk
Following these lines, in his early piece, came others disfigured by cloying touches of the kind too common in his love-scenes.Keats|Sidney Colvin