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Eloquent and persuasive in speaking.‘a honey-tongued politician trying to justify a war’
- ‘The honey-tongued President makes populist references to economic justice.’
- ‘We have been warned about Aleppo's honey-tongued vendors, but are unprepared for the wonders of the souks - a labyrinthine network of dark passageways, which form the world's biggest covered market.’
- ‘The sweet witty soul of Ovid lives in mellifluous and honey-tongued Shakespeare.’
- ‘It was another honey-tongued lie.’
- ‘He is one of those honey-tongued types who can charm the molars out of your tightly clenched mouth.’
- ‘This sounded too stupid to be credible, especially since the, well, honey-tongued Shakespeare presumably knew that one of the smartest pieties of any era was always to flatter the boss.’
- ‘He took the honey-tongued Brit and put him in charge of what is a combined $14 billion GE Healthcare unit.’
- ‘I should have known better than to let that honey-tongued matchmaker trap me into marrying my precious child to the likes of you.’
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