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sweet

adjective

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1 granted special treatment or attention
  • promised his dying mother that he would always take care of his sweet sister

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2 having a pleasant smell
  • breathed in the sweet air of the azalea garden

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5 giving pleasure or contentment to the mind or senses
  • the glowing reviews of his novel were the sweetest things the writer had ever read

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sweet

noun

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1 a food having a high sugar content
  • remember to brush your teeth after eating sweets

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2 a person with whom one is in love
  • my darling, my sweet, won't you be mine?

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The first known use of sweet was before the 12th century

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“Sweet.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sweet. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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