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  1. (modifier) (informal) sentimentally pretty or appealing

Example Sentences Including 'chocolate-box'

Behind the chocolate-box exterior, we think Gatsby has all the signs of a real anti-hero.
Belfast Telegraph (2005)
Happiness is the stereotypical chocolate-box town, where'everyone is a winner ', and where people live safe, orderly and contented lives.
Spiked (2003)
Prepared, in fact, to go to bizarre lengths to preserve their chocolate-box lifestyle.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
`When people say ``village',' says Anderson, `that usually implies some pretty, beautiful, chocolate-box kind of place.
John Harris THE LAST PARTY: Britpop, Blair and the demise of English rock (2003)


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