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cloying
used in
Leaves of Grass
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cloying
Used in
Leaves of Grass
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  • By me and these the work so far accomplish'd, By me earth's elder cloy'd and stifled lands uncloy'd, unloos'd, By me the hemispheres rounded and tied, the unknown to the known.  (not reviewed by editor)

Samples from Other Sources
  • leaves a cloying aftertaste

  • annoyed by his cloying deference

  • Her comments were beginning to have a cloying effect.

  • And the rest of her senior year will probably suck, what with her getting all that cloying your-best-friend`s-dead sympathy that will drive her so crazy,
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay

  • And she had discovered, with the very first toast, that she liked the sweet, cloying taste of the wine, even though it made her head buzz.
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic

  • Vases of blossoms give off a cloying scent that makes my eyes itch.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Hunger Games Book #2 (Catching Fire)
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