Definitions

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  • adj. sweetened; mollified

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Sweetened; mollified.

Etymologies

Latin dulcis sweet + -fy + -ed. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Reward to have been much dulcified, or ameliorated, by the society of his

    A Legend of Montrose

  • Even the severity of Lismahago relaxes, and the vinegar of Mrs Tabby is remarkably dulcified, ever since it was agreed that she should take precedency of her niece in being first noosed: for, you must know, the day is fixed for

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

  • The water, after standing all night in a bottle, yielded a remarkably vinous taste and odour, something analogous to that of dulcified spirit of nitre.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • But on this occasion, as she had awakened in an uncommonly pleasant humor, and was further dulcified by her pipe of tobacco, she resolved to produce something fine, beautiful, and splendid rather than hideous and horrible.

    Short Stories of Various Types

  • His harshest tones in this part came steeped and dulcified in good-humour.

    English literary criticism

  • But, on this occasion, as she had awakened in an uncommonly pleasant humor, and was further dulcified by her pipe of tobacco, she resolved to produce something fine, beautiful, and splendid, rather than hideous and horrible.

    The International Monthly Magazine - Volume V - No II

  • They are dawdling and dulcified to a deplorable degree.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 55, No. 340, February, 1844

  • They will regard with much more satisfaction as he will contemplate with infinitely more advantage, whatever in his pedigree has been dulcified by an exposure to the influence of heaven in a long flow of generations, from the hard, acidulous, metallic tincture of the spring.

    Paras. 40-59

  • All the harshness of life will be dulcified; we shall lie dreaming on golden sands, dipping full goblets out of a sea that has been transmuted into lemonade.

    The Open Secret of Ireland

  • But on this occasion, as she had awakened in an uncommonly pleasant humor, and was further dulcified by her pipe tobacco, she resolved to produce something fine, beautiful, and splendid, rather than hideous and horrible.

    Feathertop: A Moralized Legend

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