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    #1

    sweet Juliet.

    Does "sweet" in "sweet Juliet" mean "lovely" or "cute"?
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    Juliet: Oh, Romeo-I must go.
    Listen. If your love is honorable and your purpose
    is marriage, I will send a messenger tomorrow.
    Give her a message for me.
    Tell me when and where to meet you, and Iíll
    follow you anywhere in the world.
    Good night, my love.
    Romeo: Good night, sweet Juliet.
    (Juliet closes the window and goes inside.)
    Parting is such sweet sorrow, but I will see
    you again very soon

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    #2

    Re: sweet Juliet.

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Does "sweet" in "sweet Juliet" mean "lovely" or "cute"?
    It means neither in my opinion.

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    #3

    Re: sweet Juliet.

    Then, what do you think it is?

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    #4

    Re: sweet Juliet.

    Nice, friendly, etc.

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    #5

    Re: sweet Juliet.

    It means he's in love with her, in this case.
    You can have a friend who's nice and friendly, but you probably wouldn't call him sweet. In fact, it's more an attitude that the speaker has about the person. My example, I think my new kitten is sweet; people who don't like cats wouldn't say so.
    4. Having a pleasing disposition; lovable: a sweet child.
    5. Kind; gracious: It was sweet of him to help out.
    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/sweet


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    #6

    Re: sweet Juliet.

    That does not come from the word, that comes from the play. I have friends that I refer to as sweet without being in love with them.
    Last edited by MikeNewYork; 11-Apr-2015 at 06:11.

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    #7

    Re: sweet Juliet.

    That's right, it comes from the context, as in "Does "sweet" in "sweet Juliet" mean ...?"
    If he simply asked what 'sweet' meant, you'd want more context.


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    #8

    Re: sweet Juliet.

    I agree. He is being subjective, and to Romeo, the very sight of her is like brown sugar.

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