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- Unpleasantly excessive.
- The cloying fondness she displayed was what, in the end, drove me away.
- August 16 2014, Daniel Taylor, "Swansea upstage Manchester United in Louis van Gaal’s Premier League bow," guardian.co.uk:
- It was a cloying sense of deja vu attached to the team that finished seventh last season, 22 points off the top and drastically in need of some more dynamism.
- Excessively sweet.