from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Full and sensuous. Used of lips.

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  • adj. very full; almost swollen


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  • If you knew anything about makeup and faces, you would know you don’t have what we call bee-stung lips, so you should stay away from dark, matte shades.


  • When, at midnight, you heard Klaus Nomi, with his bee-stung black lips and robot hair, channeling Maria Callas at the Mudd Club, you knew you were in the presence of a genius deviant whose very life was a political act.

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  • Current I.D. methods that take a "holistic" approach can be thrown off by face-lifts, Botox and bee-stung lips.

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  • Police photos show Morris as a small-framed woman with bee-stung pouty lips, arched eyebrows, oversized hoop earrings – and a large backside.

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  • She joined him with a pout on her bee-stung lips and mischief in her eyes.

    Etched in Bone

  •  Her lips aren't bee-stung, but even on the grainy tape her lips are plump, inviting, and when she draws a single cigarette from her bag and rests it gently atop her full bottom lip, a couple of the techs shift in their seats.

    A Life And Death in CCTV

  • Otherwise, they shared the same soaring cheekbones, bee-stung lips, and creamy complexions of the genetically blessed.

    Georgia’s Kitchen

  • Her bee-stung lips parted and Ginny could smell toothpaste on her warm breath.

    Strangers at the Feast

  • The pre-Raphaelites were as picky about filbert nails as they were about bee-stung lips.

    The Finger: A Handbook by Angus Trumble – review

  • She remembered how at parties she had avoided men who were attracted by her bee-stung, pouting, red mouth, long, honey-colored hair, luscious behind and proud, up-thrusting breasts they were a nuisance, those breasts, they sometimes got so proud and thrust up so far that they knocked her in the chin.

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