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Sweetly, 1) in a manner agreeable to the senses: “the air breathes upon us here most s.” Tp. II, 1, 46. “the air nimbly and s. recommends itself . . .,” Mcb. I, 6, 2. “smelling so s.” Wiv. II, 2, 67. “it smells most s. in my sense,” Per. III, 2, 60. Metaphorically: “my conversion so s. tastes,” As IV, 3, 138.
2) gratefully, delightfully, gently; so as to please: “th' one s. flatters, th' other feareth harm,” Lucr. 172. “they do but s. chide thee,” Sonn. 8, 7. “which time and thoughts so s. doth deceive,” 39, 12. “so many have s. supposed them mistress of his heart,” Compl. 142. “at my parting s. did she smile,” Pilgr. 187. “that so s. were forsworn,” Meas. IV, 1, 2. “how s. you do minister to love,” Ado I, 1, 314. “so you walk softly and look s.” II, 1, 91. “the idea of her life shall s. creep into his study of imagination,” IV, 1, 226. “when tongues speak s., then they name her name,” LLL III, 167. “how most s. a' will swear,” IV, 1, 148. “the epithets are s. varied,” IV, 2, 9. “the crow doth sing as s. as the lark,” Merch. V, 102. “she sings as s. as a nightingale,” Shr. II, 172. “riddle-like lives s. where she dies,” All's I, 3, 223. “speak s., although thy looks be sour,” R2 III, 2, 193. “brought s. forth the freckled cowslip,” H5 V, 2, 48. “words s. placed,” H6A V, 3, 179. “from whence that tender spray did s. spring,” H6C II, 6, 50. “all which secure and s. he enjoys,” II, 5, 50. “s. in force unto her fair life's end,” R3 IV, 4, 351. “s. showed a noble patience,” H8 II, 1, 35. “O trespass s. urged,” Rom. I, 5, 111. “he and myself have travail'd in the great shower of your gifts, and s. felt it,” Tim. V, 1, 74. “to sound more s. in great Caesar's ear,” Caes. III, 1, 50.
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