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  •  Now the woman is out of the chair, honeying, pulling the drapes aside, opening the window.

    All that Remains

  • Buck Mulligan stood up from his laughing scribbling, laughing: and then gravely said, honeying malice: —

    Ulysses

  • 'Nay, but to live/In the rank sweat of an enseamed bed,/Stewed in corruption, honeying and making love/Over the nasty sty!' he arraigns his mother in his earnest undertaking to force her to consider what she is doing (3.4).

    Shakespeare

  • Buck Mulligan stood up from his laughing scribbling, laughing: and then gravely said, honeying malice:

    Ulysses

  • She met me on the porch, and made me sit with my back to the window, which was open, while she faced me, sitting in the hammock where the house lights fell fairly upon her and I could get the full benefit of the honeying eyes and baby lips as she talked.

    Branded

  • Ay, but the young colt winced and whinnied and flung up her heels; and then the King came honeying about her, and this Becket, her father's friend, like enough staved us from her.

    Becket and other plays

  • Meanwhile, Jeff is in line for a bonus, which wife Audrey has decided to firm up by honeying up to his boss, Larry, a known womaniser who, for some reason, has a bad photo in his office of Audrey with Jeff and Larry and wife No.5.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • Like an actors mask, the simple lullaby hides the true identity of 'Take Care' that, once revealed, shows an untouched depth to the human condition: "I'll take care of you, it's true" is drummed sweetly into you like honeying drones floating you into your dreams.

    The Line Of Best Fit

  • As authors, we owe our readers the best work we can possibly produce, and this also entails honeying the craft and editing / polishing to the best of our ability.

    American Chronicle

  • Besides, you're spoiling all my dogs, a-honeying of 'em up the way you do. "

    The Law of the Land

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