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The Aeneid
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The Aeneid
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  • Cloy'd with possession, he forsook my bed, And Helen's lovely daughter sought to wed; Then me to Trojan Helenus resign'd, And his two slaves in equal marriage join'd; Till young Orestes, pierc'd with deep despair, And longing to redeem the promis'd fair, Before Apollo's altar slew the ravisher.  (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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