Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a sweet manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a sweet or pleasant manner.

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

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

Etymologies

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sweet +‎ -ly

Examples

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

    Itsy Bitsy Yoga

  • 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.

    Samantha Zalaznick: Mad Men Recap: Help!

  • 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

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

    Samantha Zalaznick: Mad Men Recap: Help!

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

    Delta Anomaly

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

    Delta Anomaly

  • “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

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