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cloying
used in Atonement

3 uses
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Definition
overly sweet — on the tongue or in sentiment
  • Appetites already cloyed by the night's heat were further diminished.
    Part 1 (65% in)
  • In this cloying atmosphere Briony sometimes wrote her own concise letters home which conveyed little more than that she was not ill, not unhappy, not in need of her allowance and not about to change her mind in the way that her mother had predicted.
    Part 3 (9% in)
  • Initially, she thought the prose "too full, too cloying" but with "redeeming shades of Dusty Answer" (which I wouldn't have thought of at all).
    Part 3 (45% in)

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