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bi ter sweet

  • n  poisonous perennial Old World vine having violet flowers and oval coral-red berries; widespread weed in North America
  • n  twining shrub of North America having yellow capsules enclosing scarlet seeds
  • s  tinged with sadness
    a movie with a bittersweet ending
  • s  having a taste that is a mixture of bitterness and sweetness

  • Faraway places evoke the bittersweet flavor of a young authors homeland.
  • Those graying portraits evoke a bittersweet Chinese Gothic, a diminutive, bespectacled man standing solemnly with his gardening tools.
  • It's a bittersweet holiday, "a time of celebration, but also a time of reflection, healing, and hopefully a time for the country to come together and deal with its slave legacy .
News & Articles

  • Recipes to entice Dad on Father's day
    Father's day has had a bittersweet place in my heart since I was about 12 years old when Mom divorced Dad. I remember how abruptly our family life came to an end. Every Fathers day, Im reminded of him and his love for food in particular grilling steaks and seafood.
    June 12, 2013 - Salem Statesman Journal
  • New UW-Eau Claire Chancellor says good bye
    It was a bittersweet day for the man who will be the next chancellor at UW-Eau Claire.
    June 11, 2013 - WEAU Eau Claire
  • A bittersweet ending to a great season
    BERNARDSVILLE – The memories from the 2013 are likely to be bittersweet ones for Bernards High School head coach Jeff Falzarano.
    June 8, 2013 - The Bernardsville News
Quotes

  • Edwin Jackson in CBSSports.com
    It's one of those bittersweet moments. You throw a no-hitter and it's against your old team,Jackson said. "At least it's with a crowd that you've had accomplishment with."
  • Sandra Bullock in MTV.com
    ...in April when Bullock sat down with People to talk about her split from James, she said that she was now focused on raising her son and that her relationship with her future ex-husband is "a different one. A bittersweet one. One of new...
  • Joe Gibbs in International Herald Tribune
    While this moment is bittersweet, we're parting on good terms and we know that each of us has benefited greatly from the other,team president JD Gibbs said in a statement.

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