Classical Usage: While Emma and Léon are in their “honeymoon” (blech, puke, gag me with a spoon) days of the affair everything is more beautiful and lovely in their eyes. This is how Flaubert describes it: it was as though nature had not existed before, or had only begun to be beautiful with the slaking of their desires.
Classically Mad Usage: It’s hot here this week. Really hot. It might take an entire lake to slake my thirst.