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sweet nothings

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sweet nothings inconsequential expressions of affection "he whispered sweet nothings into her ear"
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Usage

In literature:

But, if the new vicar had secret cause for discontent in the Drummond family there was nothing but the sweetness of triumph.
"Not Like Other Girls" by Rosa N. Carey
World that knows nothing of all our sweet gladness And of the love that dispels every sadness!
"Oklahoma Sunshine" by Freeman E. (Freeman Edwin) Miller
Nothing could permanently cloud her face or embitter the sunny sweetness of her creed.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
Travelers to Alaska tell us that the wild berries attain a sweetness there of which our temperate clime knows nothing.
"A Man's Value to Society" by Newell Dwight Hillis
There was nothing sweet and lovable in life that she did not connect with Amy's hereafter.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII. No. 5. May 1848" by Various
It really means nothing more nor less than the sweet expression sometimes observed in the eyes of a sorrowful animal.
"Things as They Are" by Amy Wilson-Carmichael
On and on they walked, Lamont whispering soft, sweet nothings into her foolish ears, until they had left most of the throng far behind them.
"Jolly Sally Pendleton" by Laura Jean Libbey
The sweet briar was brought in some years ago, and now in many parts the hedges are of nothing else.
"Six Letters From the Colonies" by Robert Seaton
But nothing's even half as sweet As hopping round with muddy feet.
"FreeChildrenStories.com Collection" by Daniel Errico
I did not think it would be so sweet to accept everything and give nothing.
"A Noble Woman" by Ann S. Stephens
As to their sweetness, nothing is so transitory; its date is a moment, the twinkling of an eye.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
For the first moment there seemed nothing but ease and sweet soothing and refreshment in what she heard.
"Sir Tom" by Mrs. Oliphant
Nothing could be more devout than the demeanour of the Indians; the women's sweet plaintive hymns haunted me for a long while.
"Cedar Creek" by Elizabeth Hely Walshe
I took nothing but hot water and sweet oil.
"Student's Hand-book of Mushrooms of America, Edible and Poisonous" by Thomas Taylor
He has nothing to read or amuse himself with here, and he will go to bed early to enjoy sweet slumbers and pleasant dreams.
"An Artilleryman's Diary" by Jenkin Lloyd Jones
There was about Beatrice nothing at all to suggest a woman who has tasted the sweet of revenge.
"In And Out" by Edgar Franklin
Nothing is easier than rapidly to despoil a field of corn, or to dig sweet-potatoes.
"Village Life in China" by Arthur H. Smith
I had had nothing to eat for forty-eight hours save two cookies, one cracker, and half a sweet potato.
"Pioneering in Cuba" by James Meade Adams
He said that there was nothing so sweet as the infant lip, lisping its way into the fields of knowledge.
"A Yankee from the West" by Opie Read
You can do nothing better than keep them moistened with sweet-oil.
"Sturdy and Strong" by G. A. Henty
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In poetry:

Not the end: but there's nothing more.
Sweet Summer and Winter rude
I have loved, and friendship and love,
The crowd and solitude:
"Home 1" by Edward Thomas
On me she turn'd her smiling eyes,
Which sparkl'd then with love and joy:
Be what I am, she sweetly cries,
And nothing shall your bliss destroy.
"Written In The Hermitage At Braid" by Rebekah Carmichael
And nothing would I drink or eat
Save heaven's clear sunlight and the spring
Of earth's own welling waters sweet,
That never make the pulses sting.
"Would I were As Free As My Dreams" by August Graf von Platen
Sleep till the end, true soul and sweet.
Nothing comes to thee new or strange,
Sleep full of rest from head to feet:
Lie still, dry dust, secure of change.
"To J. S." by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Life seems more sweet that thou didst live,
And men more true that thou wert one:
Nothing is lost that thou didst give,
Nothing destroyed that thou hast done.
"Severed and gone" by Anne Bronte
It was a blissful moment,God was all,
And earth was nothing,'twas a bliss more true,
And for the one brief moment that it stay'd,
More sweet than e'er from earthly feeling grew.
"A Thought On Beachy Head" by Caroline Fry

In news:

Bab is a very sweet young cat who wants nothing more than to cuddle .
Nothing sweet about heckling Obama in the Rose Garden.
Bab is a very sweet young cat who wants nothing more than to cuddle.
BAREFOOT IN THE PARK' Sweet nothings are served at Bucks County Playhouse.
As thousands die in Syria, Assad and his wife share sweet nothings on e-mail.
Sweet nothings across the pond.
Sweet nothings across the pond.
Nothing smells better than bread or something sweet baking in the oven.
Calvin Harris teams with Florence from Florence and the Machine with "Sweet Nothings".
Carlie, a sweet five year old boxer mix, has exercised nothing but patience with Jake, but we can tell she is growing weary.
Lingering over endless cups of coffee, munching on toast and either something sweet or savory, depending on the morning - there's nothing like it.
There's nothing quite like the aromas wafting through any American shopping mall – waffle fries, cinnamon buns, pepperoni, sweet and sour sauce.
Valentine's Day is a day filled with love, and sweet nothings unless you're single .
Special to The Huntsville Times Kids enjoy Six Flags over Georgia -- which has nothing much to do with Doug's column, but it's a sweet photo I thought you all would enjoy.
Nothing quite captures the flavor of summer like sweet corn eaten right off the cob.
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