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1. (of wine, etc.) having a relatively high sugar content; not dry
2. free from unpleasant odours
3. containing no corrosive substances
4. (of petrol) containing no sulphur compounds
5. Jazz performed with a regular beat, with the emphasis on clearly outlined melody and little improvisation


Henry. 1845--1912, English philologist; a pioneer of modern phonetics. His books include A History of English Sounds (1874)
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A group of items. Pronounced "sweet." See application suite.
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Owners of pit bulls and their supporters, like the 30 people who gathered Thursday outside the Springfield Police Department to protest the shooting, insist that the dogs are sweet-tempered, and no more dangerous than any other breed.
(94) Though not entirely biamable on Hawthorne, this perennially polarized line of interpretation is clearly traceable to him, encouraged above all by narrative and prefatory alternations between what his contemporaries described as "morbid" Romantic gloom and "sweet-tempered" Augustan sunshine.
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He is a beautiful child, still sweet-tempered and loving despite all the agonies he has endured, still blowing kisses to his mum's helper when she pops her head round the door to say goodbye.
As sweet-tempered and large-hearted as he was, he had a toughness too--as a friend said after his death, he was no pussy (even if his nickname was Dr.
Enter Ella Cotswald, Eugene's sweet-tempered fiancee; Lance, an amateur burglar, and his fanatic preacher uncle; and other quirky characters, and the stage is set for some life-changing interactions.
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