Definitions

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  • adv. In a sweet or pleasant manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a sweet manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a sweet manner, in any sense of the word sweet.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in an affectionate or loving manner (`sweet' is sometimes a poetic or informal variant of `sweetly')

Etymologies

sweet +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If you want my attention in a hurry, sing my name sweetly and I am yours!

    Itsy Bitsy Yoga

  • She leaves and Megan comes in sweetly and nervously to give Don The Beatles tickets.

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  • Just as little girls, instinctively foreshadowing motherhood, play with dolls, so children feel vague sex promptings, and in sweetly ridiculous ways love and quarrel and make up after the approved fashion of lovers.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • “Your espresso is ready, Cadet,” she called sweetly.

    Delta Anomaly

  • One man, newly married, notes on his blog: My wife sees me watching TV and calls my name sweetly, patting her lap, ‘Come on,’ she calls.

    Taken to the cleaners » Japundit Blog

  • "Is this interesting enough?" she called sweetly as she got to her feet.

    Yon Ill Wind

  • "Is it?" she asked raising one eyebrow, but otherwise keeping her expression sweetly innocent.

    Winds Of Fate

  • She cleared her throat with the usual preliminary grunt, whereupon the girl turned her stag-like head, to gaze questioningly upwards, her expression sweetly alert, her eyes -- limpid, golden eyes -- widely opened between the double line of lashes!

    Flaming June

  • The eyes were open and fixed; the hands still clasped; the expression sweetly content.

    The English Governess at the Siamese Court

  • She thinks my name sweetly pretty; but she wonders why we call Hester, Hatty, which she says is quite low and ugly, and hardly, is the proper short for Hester.

    Out in the Forty-Five Duncan Keith's Vow

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