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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n balminess the quality of weather that is deliciously mild and soothing "the day's heat faded into balminess","the climate had the softness of the south of France"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n balminess The state or quality of being balmy.
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  • William Shakespeare
    “'Tis the soldier's life to have their balmy slumbers waked with strife.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “A ray of sunshine, a balmy breeze Are a gift from God above, And He also gives us faithful friends. To warm our hearts with love.”


In literature:

The softly murmured hymn which concludes it, has died upon the balmy evening air.
"Mrs Whittelsey's Magazine for Mothers and Daughters" by Various
The 28th of February was a day of balmy airs.
"The Story of Bawn" by Katharine Tynan
One chooses between frosty seclusion and balmy gregariousness.
"If You're Going to Live in the Country" by Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
When we all went behind the scenes after the play, the atmosphere was really balmy.
"The Smiling Hill-Top" by Julia M. Sloane
March in Marbridge used to mean violets and daffodils, tender green shoots and balmy middays.
"The Good Comrade" by Una L. Silberrad
Old as well as young seemed to enjoy the balmy evening.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
At two P.M. the weather cleared; the sun came out high in heaven's centre; and a balmy breeze from the west.
"Great Sea Stories" by Various
These men came from balmy Minnesota, those from Illinois prairies.
"Modern Eloquence: Vol III, After-Dinner Speeches P-Z" by Various
It was one of those soft and balmy mornings in May, when nature seems to enchant us, and hold sweet communion with us through all her beauties.
"The Von Toodleburgs" by F. Colburn Adams
It is the balmy breath of the summer breeze, the twilight's last and holiest sigh.
"Early Reviews of English Poets" by John Louis Haney
The weather now feels close and warm; even in winter there is a balmy change in the feelings.
"Outlines of a Mechanical Theory of Storms" by T. Bassnett
Golden weather again, with a clear sky and soft and balmy air!
"The Prairie Wife" by Arthur Stringer
With the middle of April the balmy spring-time was at hand.
"The Bastonnais" by John Lesperance
But no one thinks of wraps this balmy Easter Sunday.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 22. October, 1878." by Various
Nature was calling in the balmy spring night wind that floated over the waters of the river.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
The night was balmy and the moon rode in a cloudless sky high above the hill.
"The Man Who Rocked the Earth" by Arthur Train
It was after six and a soft, balmy breeze blew in.
"The Young Pitcher" by Zane Grey
It was a sweet balmy day in spring, and the grounds of the palace were full of silence and repose.
"Japanese Literature" by Various
He was charmed by the dry, balmy air, so different from Los Angeles.
"A Truthful Woman in Southern California" by Kate Sanborn
Although it was balmy spring, there was a tinge of chill in the air that touched one.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field

In poetry:

That gives forth its odour,
To welcome the fall
Of the dew-drop that sinks
In the balmy thrall.
"The Dew-Drop: A Metrical Fantasy" by Samuel Lover
The courtly serenaders,
The beauteous listeners,
Sit idling 'neath the branches
A balmy zephyr stirs.
"Mandoline" by Paul Verlaine
"And where, ye breezes balmy
That wandered vagrant here?
And where, oh sweep of heavens
So deep and blue and clear?
"A Tree In The Ghetto" by Morris Rosenfeld
And oh! how fragrant would become
Each balmy breath of morn,
If every hovel was a home,
And there were none forlorn.
"The Youthful Villager And The Hermit" by James Madison Bell
From one I fancy every kiss
Has something in't divine,
And awful taste the balmy bliss
That joins her lips with mine.
"Songs Set To Music: 14. Set" by Matthew Prior
There memory, like the bee that's fed
From Flora's balmy store,
The quintessence of all he read
Had treasured up before.
"On the Same - (On the Burning of Lord Mansfield's Library)" by William Cowper

In news:

Spring is well under way in southern California, where balmy temperatures lure surfers into the water while northerners are still huddled indoors.
Jerome Ornstein died in the early hours of Oct 2 under a full moon and balmy breeze that gently escorted him from his loving family and his devoted caregivers at Windemere.
It was one of those balmy September weekends when San Franciscans can actually go sleeveless after 10 pm And yet in the line snaking outside Mission bar the Knockout for the club night Debaser, partiers were bundled in flannels.
The waters around the Big Apple are warming faster than most other coastal areas, and those balmy waters are beginning to draw fish and other sea creatures from more southerly climes.
Northern Utah is getting a break from a series of snowstorms as the middle of the week arrives, while southern Utahns anticipate balmy weather more like early spring than the depths of winter.
More than 2 dozen cold-stressed sea turtles flown from New England to recover in balmy Florida.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. More than two dozen cold-stressed sea turtles have been airlifted from New England to recover in balmy Florida.
Tuesday was described as a terrific day for Yuma, and not just because of the balmy weather Yumans enjoy in November.
Creating an island getaway complete with white sand beaches and balmy ocean breezes is a great way to add some real relaxation into the holidays .
PLANO — Steve Ott was enjoying a balmy Monday afternoon when he was asked what it was that brought him back to Dallas for a week of hockey workouts during the NHL lockout.
Jerome Ornstein died in the early hours of Oct 2 under a full moon and balmy breeze that gently escorted him from his loving family and his devoted caregivers at Windemere.
"It's right in the middle of the habitable zone," said Natalie Batahla, a Kepler scientist, referring to the narrow, balmy band of space around any star where water can be liquid.
A few of his high school players sauntered out to the diamond on a balmy Thursday afternoon, congregating near the infield grass that's beginning to turn brown.
A balmy day, perhaps, but no record set in Boston.
Icy England after balmy Orlando, and a good time to reflect not just on pleasant encounters with people during the few days of our annual LDI gathering but also on the downtime of the event.

In science:

Compound semiconductors may exhibit somewhat shorter spin coherence times, but spin coherence times as long as 100 ns have been experimentally demonstrated in n-type GaAs at the relatively balmy temperature of 5 K .
A Self Assembled Nanoelectronic Quantum Computer Based on the Rashba Effect in Quantum Dots
Stern, S. A. (2003). Delayed Gratification Habitable Zones: When Deep Outer Solar System Regions Become Balmy During Post-Main Sequence Stellar Evolution.
Kepler 16: A System of Potential Interest to Astrobiologists