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cloying
used in Catch-22

3 uses
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Definition
overly sweet — on the tongue or in sentiment
  • Kid Sampson, Nately and the others wandered apart in a noiseless eddy of motion and were sucked away into the cloying yellow stillness.
    Chapter 14 — Kid Sampson (54% in)
  • The cloying scents of formaldehyde and alcohol sweetened the air.
    Chapter 41 — Snowden (6% in)
  • Yossarian played dead with his eyes shut while the clerk admitted him by shuffling some papers, and then he was rolled away slowly into a stuffy, dark room with searing spotlights overhead in which the cloying smell of formaldehyde and sweet alcohol was even stronger.
    Chapter 41 — Snowden (12% in)

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