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  • adjective pr. p. of mellow.
  • noun The act or process of acquiring desirable qualities by being left undisturbed for some time.

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  • verb Present participle of mellow.

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  • noun the process of becoming mellow

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Examples

  • It hesitated, its expression mellowing into doubt.

    The Thief of Always

  • Like teenagers who see their elders settling into a personal style of dress, these writers miss their elders 'subtle, but constant, experimentation with style, structure, music, etc., and see maturity as a sort of death or "mellowing".

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  • Like teenagers who see their elders settling into a personal style of dress, these writers miss their elders 'subtle, but constant, experimentation with style, structure, music, etc., and see maturity as a sort of death or "mellowing".

    Fad Writing and Morality

  • Just when we thought it was kind of mellowing out it just hits us hard.

    CNN Transcript Oct 13, 2006

  • A kind of mellowing atmosphere surrounds all objects in his pages, and tinges them with poetical hues.

    Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)

  • In this case, the wife is not merely Muslim, she’s a fanatic Muslim who, moreover, was just kind of mellowing along until her visit to the old country.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Wife’s “Anti-American Sentiments” (and Perhaps Anti-Semitic Sentiments)

  • Actually, I have few problems with the politics here: I must be mellowing, or maybe I just don't have a political dog in this fight.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Just as I lay down to fall asleep in my mellowing depression, the sun-shower stops.

    Road Trip

  • Thank hevvins there was a mellowing out in the last four decades.

    how to "pass" for a Mexican

  • In her comments here (amazingly enough not deep-sixed like Mallick's column -- Cruikshank must be mellowing), the Zerb said the following, cited here in context: the CJC marched in the Pride Parade.

    Archive 2009-07-01

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