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Sweet

(swēt),
Robert Douglas, 20th-century English dermatologist. See: Sweet disease.
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sweet

[AS. swete, sweet]
1. Pleasing to the taste or smell. See: taste
2. Containing or derived from sugar.
3. Free from excess of acid, sulfur, or corrosive salts.
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He is three, and from being a gorgeous, sweet-tempered baby, he has changed into someone who is demanding, out of control at times and extremely bad-tempered.
All the people who worked in the hotel where I stayed were Tibetan exiles, including the owners, a sweet-tempered couple in their mid-50s.
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Your best client is being audited and the IRS agent assigned to the case makes Scrooge look sweet-tempered.
Sweet-tempered Smokey sleeps in the Turners' bedroom under a chair and wakes his sleeping owners at 5am every morning by thumping on the floor.
He's Jeff Lebowski, a sweet-tempered Seventies throwback whose life revolves around ten-pin bowling, White Russians and smoking dope.
Now showing at cinema screens all over the country, Lady and the Tramp tells the story of Lady, a pampered, sweet-tempered cocker spaniel who finds romance, adventure and comedy with Tramp, a mischievous mutt from the wrong side of the tracks.
It's a first for von Trier, making a "real" film about "real" people, telling a simple story: Jan (Stellan Skarsgard), the sweet-tempered oil-rig worker, marries Bess (Emily Watson), a girl from a Scottish village dominated by a hideously repressive Calvinist church (so repressive they believe church bells are the Devil's work).
Juanillo, with just one guitarist onstage, built his Farruca from a meditative entrance to rapid-fire footwork, keeping his graceful and strong use of hands and arms and his sweet-tempered intensity throughout.
From a 1995 column about an unusual animal romance: A young Canada goose has fallen in love with Coach, my sweet-tempered donkey, and her gander is not pleased.