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maudlin
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Brave New World
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  • "I always think," the Director was continuing in the same rather maudlin tone, when he was interrupted by a loud boo-hooing.

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  • "We’re getting maudlin here," Sim broke in, knocking his glass against the table.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Mary would comment again how talented and skilled Sunny was, how dexterous and precocious, and I never thought to correct her appraisals, even though the performances were in fact maudlin and probably insulting to her, as they certainly were to me.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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