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1. Having an agreeable taste or flavor such as that of sugar; saccharine; opposed to sour and bitter; as, a sweet beverage; sweet fruits; sweet oranges.

2. Pleasing to the smell; fragrant; redolent; balmy; as, a sweet rose; sweet odour; sweet incense. The breath of these flowers is sweet to me. (Longfellow)

3. Pleasing to the ear; soft; melodious; harmonious; as, the sweet notes of a flute or an organ; sweet music; a sweet voice; a sweet singer. To make his english sweet upon his tongue. (Chaucer) A voice sweet, tremulous, but powerful. (Hawthorne)

4. Pleasing to the eye; beautiful; mild and attractive; fair; as, a sweet face; a sweet colour or complexion. Sweet interchange Of hill and valley, rivers, woods, and plains. (milton)

5. Fresh; not salt or brackish; as, sweet water.

6. Not changed from a sound or wholesome state. Specifically: Not sour; as, sweet milk or bread. Not state; not putrescent or putrid; not rancid; as, sweet butter; sweet meat or fish.

7. Plaesing to the mind; mild; gentle; calm; amiable; winning; presuasive; as, sweet manners. Canst thou bind the sweet influence of Pleiades? (job xxxviii. 31) Mildness and sweet reasonableness is the on 89c e established rule of Christian working. (M. Arnold)

Sweet is often used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, sweet-blossomed, sweet-featured, sweet-smelling, sweet-tempered, sweet-toned, etc. Sweet alyssum.

(Science: botany) Sweet gale. Sweet wine. See dry wine, under Dry. To be sweet on, to have a particular fondness for, or special interest in, as a young man for a young woman.

Synonym: Sugary, saccharine, dulcet, luscious.

Origin: OE. Swete, swote, sote, AS. Swete; akin to OFries. Swete, OS. Swoti, D. Zoet, G. Suss, OHG. Suozi, Icel. Saetr, soetr, Sw. Sot, Dan. Sod, Goth. Suts, L. Suavis, for suadvis, Gr, Skr. Svadu sweet, svad, svad, to sweeten. 175. Cf. Assuage, Suave, Suasion.

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Identify this mammal?

Vicious? But it looks so sweet and non-threatening, like a teddy bear...D: Guess it's a trick, then. Kind of like raccoons. They're cute enough, but I'm fairly certain they'll claw your face off. Thanks for answering!

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by Prismatic
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We are programmed entity

... the brain,which will produce different feeling of taste for each substance,for example,an orange juice with one spoon sugar will send a signal of sweetness different than the similar juice with 10 spoons of sugar,so our brain will produce the feeling of taste according to the signal recieved,so ...

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Re: Why are flowers "beautiful"?

... cold) therapeutic pad were more likely to choose a gift for a friend instead of for themselves. But I'm still saying, that chocolate doesn't taste sweet, because we like it, but vice versa. OK. I am not one who believes that It's necessary to change your opinion. I can only offer the evidence and ...

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by Crucible
Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:01 pm
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Topic: Why are flowers "beautiful"?
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Why are flowers "beautiful"?

maybe if you wrote it as canalon said, than OK. But I'm still saying, that chocolate doesn't taste sweet, because we like it, but vice versa.

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by JackBean
Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:42 pm
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Topic: Why are flowers "beautiful"?
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