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)